An updated review on the genetics of primary open angle glaucoma
Epidemiological studies suggest that by 2020 the prevalence of primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) is estimated to increase to 76.0 million, and to 111.8 million by 2040 globally due to the population aging. POAG is a genetically complex trait with a substantial fraction exhibiting a significant heritability. The chapter provides a brief overview of recent genome-wide association studies and their correlation with various clinical parameters important for POAG in the population worldwide, including the Middle East.
International Journal of Molecular Sciences
04 December 2015
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