Gene therapy for glaucoma could have potential

Boyle, Erin L.
December 2009
Ocular Surgery News;12/10/2009, Vol. 27 Issue 23, p29
Academic Journal
The article explores the potential of gene therapy for glaucoma risk assessment and treatment based on discoveries in glaucoma genetics. According to Doctor Kang Zhang, an estimated 10 percent of genes that determine risk of glaucoma have been discovered and that 90 percent of other genes remain undiscovered. Researchers also discovered the association between the LOXL1 gene and exfoliation, as well as the myocilin gene. It is noted that gene therapy is not imminent despite such findings.


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