Lack of association of histocompatibility antigens with primary open-angle glaucoma

Arch Ophthalmol. 1978 Dec;96(12):2204-6. doi: 10.1001/archopht.1978.03910060506005.


Eighty-seven patients (35 with primary open-angle glaucoma, 20 with angle-closure glaucoma, and 32 controls) underwent HLA typing of peripheral lymphocytes. Sixteen specificities were detected at the A locus, 19 at the B locus, and four at the C locus. No significant differences were found between patients with either type of glaucoma and control patients.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Continental Population Groups
  • Ethnic Groups
  • Glaucoma / epidemiology
  • Glaucoma / genetics*
  • HLA Antigens* / analysis
  • Humans
  • New York


  • HLA Antigens