Glaucoma Genetics Research

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Family history is a major risk factor for glaucoma and current investigations are designed to identify genes that predispose individuals to this blinding disease. Specific projects include research programs to identify genes for early-onset glaucoma as well as the common late-onset forms of the disease. Research efforts are also underway to identify environmental factors that contribute to the disease and investigations into gene-gene and gene-environment interactions.


Janey L. Wiggs, M.D., Ph.D.

Family History of Glaucoma Project

Juvenile Glaucoma Pedigree

Pedigree affected with early-onset glaucoma. Affected individuals are shown as solid circles (women) or squares (men).