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PURPOSE To assess the allelic variation of the VMD2 gene in patients with Best disease and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS Three hundred twenty-one AMD patients, 192 ethnically similar control subjects, 39 unrelated probands with familial Best disease, and 57 unrelated probands with the ophthalmoscopic findings of Best disease but no(More)
Glaucoma is a major cause of blindness and is characterized by progressive degeneration of the optic nerve and is usually associated with elevated intraocular pressure. Analyses of sequence tagged site (STS) content and haplotype sharing between families affected with chromosome 1q-linked open angle glaucoma (GLC1A) were used to prioritize candidate genes(More)
We tested the hypothesis that a subset of the Farnsworth-Munsell 100-hue test (FM-100) would be a sensitive, specific, and practical means of monitoring color vision in patients with chronic optic nerve disorders. We retrospectively analyzed the records of 1,113 patients affected with optic neuritis (ON), Graves' ophthalmopathy with suspected optic(More)
The availability of a large number of highly informative genetic markers has made human linkage analysis faster and easier to perform. However, current linkage analysis software does not provide an organizational database into which a large body of linkage data can be easily stored and manipulated. This manual entry and editing of linkage data is often time(More)
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