With a new animal model of angle-closure glaucoma, researchers have pinpointed a gene that may be to blame.
Nearly 70 million people worldwide have glaucoma, an insidious group of diseases that damages the optic nerve and leads to vision loss and blindness. High intraocular pressure, which damages nerve cells in the eye, is one of the biggest known contributing factors in the development of glaucoma.
Researchers have identified a gene mutation that weakens small blood vessels, increasing the danger of stroke.
HHMI researchers discover a second gene mutation that worsens a form of glaucoma.