Genes associated with human glaucoma

Ophthalmol Clin North Am. 2005 Sep;18(3):335-43, v. doi: 10.1016/j.ohc.2005.05.003.


Glaucoma is a common blinding disease worldwide. Most forms of the disease are inherited in some way. The identification of genes responsible for glaucoma will lead to insights into the underlying biochemical defects as well as provide the basis for new methods of diagnosis and therapy. Glaucoma patients who are identified early and treated appropriately have the best chance of maintaining useful sight.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Glaucoma, Open-Angle / genetics*
  • Humans
  • Intraocular Pressure