In a collaborative study with investigators from Iowa and from the NEIGHBORHOOD consortium the Glaucoma Genetics Lab reports that MYOC mutations are one of the most common, known-causes of normal tension glaucoma, glaucoma that occurs with normal to low intraocular pressure. Read more about the report here.
Thu, 02/28/2019 - 15:15
Fri, 01/25/2019 - 10:30
Exfoliation syndrome is a leading cause of glaucoma worldwide. However, progress in developing better therapies for exfoliation glaucoma has been hindered by the lack of an animal model. Dr. John Fingert and Dr. Michael Anderson have received a two-year, $418,000 research award from the National Eye Institute to create and study animal models of exfoliation glaucoma using a genome editing approach.
Thu, 01/10/2019 - 16:00
Post-doctoral fellow in the Glaucoma Genetics Lab, Ankur Jain, has been awarded a $50,000 Shaffer Grant for his proposal, "Autophagy-targeted Treatment for Myocilin-associated Glaucoma”. These funds will support his research to determine how gene-defects cause optic nerve damage and glaucoma.