Josette Auguste

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Adult onset primary open angle glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness throughout the world. The disease results in an apoptotic death of retinal ganglion cells that is usually associated with an elevation of intraocular pressure. Familial aggregation of the disorder provides evidence for strong genetic influences that are likely to be the result of(More)
Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness worldwide. The disease is characterized by a degeneration of the optic nerve, which is usually associated with elevated intraocular pressure. The common form of adult-onset primary open-angle glaucoma is inherited as a complex trait, whereas the rarer early-onset juvenile open-angle glaucoma (JOAG) exhibits autosomal(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether mutations in the optineurin gene contribute to susceptibility to adult-onset primary open-angle glaucoma. METHODS The optineurin gene was screened in 86 probands with adult-onset primary open-angle glaucoma and in 80 age-matched control subjects. Exons 4 and 5, containing the recurrent mutations identified in patients with(More)
PURPOSE Previous studies have suggested that Optineurin (OPTN) sequence variants contribute to low-tension glaucoma (LTG) in ethnically homogeneous populations. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the prevalence of OPTN sequence variants in an ethnically diverse population of LTG patients from the United States, and to describe the phenotype of(More)
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