Genetic regions associated with corneal thickness identified by Kaiser Permanente researchers
The investigators wanted to better understand corneal thickness variation between individuals and its relationship with vision disorders such as primary open-angle glaucoma and keratoconus, which can both lead to vision loss.
Large Genome Study Reveals Record Number of DNA Loci Linked with Eye Pressure
Analysis of DNA from nearly 70,000 Kaiser Permanente Northern California patients uncovered 47 specific positions, or loci, in the genome that are associated with variations in pressure inside the eye. The findings could help clarify how elevated eye pressure leads to glaucoma.