Glaucoma risk depends on genetics and race

px Eye disease simulation glaucoma
A scene as it might be viewed by a person with glaucoma.

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The genetic causes underlying glaucoma remain unclear, but ethnic disparities in the risk of developing glaucoma suggest a genetic basis that is ethnicity-specific.

Recently, scientists have undertaken large scale genetic studies to identify mutations in genes that might contribute to the causes of glaucoma. Identifying these mutations may help in the diagnosis, prevention, and perhaps treatment of glaucoma.

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