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Study: New Genetic Links to Glaucoma Found

HealthDay. (2021, March 3). Study: New Genetic Links to Glaucoma Found. Newsmax Health. https://www.newsmax.com/health/health-news/genetic-link-glaucoma/2021/03/03/id/1012285/?ns_mail_uid=daa0fd2b-5753-4395-93a8-4163a9bc1572&ns_mail_job=DM196856_03072021&s=acs&dkt_nbr=01010270o1qf

Researchers have identified 44 new genetic variants associated with glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness. They say their findings could provide new targets to treat the common eye disease. In their study, the international team compared the genes of more than 34,000 people with glaucoma and more than 349,000 people without the incurable eye condition. Keep reading to find out what they discovered.

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