Mukesh Tanwar

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PURPOSE To screen the visual system homeobox 1 (VSX1) gene in keratoconus patients. METHODS The enntire coding region of VSX1, including intron-exon boundaries were amplified in keratoconus cases (n=50) and controls (n=50). All sequences were analyzed against the ensemble sequence (ENSG00000100987) for VXS1. RESULTS Sequencing analysis showed four(More)
PURPOSE Mutations in Cytochrome P450 (CYP1B1) are a predominant cause of congenital glaucoma. This study was planned with the aim to identify the mutation profile of CYP1B1 in North Indian primary congenital glaucoma (PCG) patients. METHODS After ethical clearance, 50 congenital glaucoma patients and 50 ethnically matched controls were recruited in this(More)
PURPOSE To screen mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) for nucleotide variations in primary congenital glaucoma (PCG). METHODS The entire coding region of the mitochondrial genome was amplified by polymerase chain reaction from 35 PCG patients and 40 controls. The full mtDNA genome except the D-loop was sequenced. All sequences were analyzed against mitochondrial(More)
Developmental anomalies of the ocular anterior chamber angle may lead to an incomplete development of the structures that form the conventional aqueous outflow pathway. Thus, disorders that present with such dysfunction tend to be associated with glaucoma. Among them, Axenfeld-Rieger (ARS) malformation is a rare clinical entity with an estimated prevalence(More)
PURPOSE Primary congenital glaucoma (PCG) is an autosomal recessive eye disorder that is postulated to result from developmental defects in the anterior eye segment. Mutations in the cytochrome P4501B1 (CYP1B1) gene are a predominant cause of congenital glaucoma. In this study we identify CYP1B1 mutations in PCG patients. METHODS Twenty-three unrelated(More)
PURPOSE To screen the myocilin (MYOC) and forkhead box protein C1 (FOXC1) genes for sequence variations in primary congenital glaucoma (PCG). METHODS Seventy five PCG patients were screened for MYOC variations and 54 cases (negative or heterozygous for cytochrome P4501B1 mutations) for FOXC1 mutations by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and DNA sequencing.(More)
PURPOSE Primary congenital glaucoma (PCG), a severe form of glaucoma that presents early in life, is an autosomal recessive eye disorder that results from defects in anterior eye segment. Null mutations in LTBP2 were reported in patients with PCG in Pakistani and Iranian families. This study was aimed to identify the mutation profile of the LTBP2 gene in(More)
PURPOSE Primary congenital glaucoma (PCG) is the second most common cause of blindness, accounting for 0.01%-0.04% of total blindness worldwide. Most congenital glaucoma cases are mapped to the GLC3A locus, and many aspects of PCG are still unknown. Recent studies have reported an increased frequency of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) sequence changes in primary(More)
PURPOSE To screen mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) variations in Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON). METHODS Ten LHON patients were selected from neuro-ophthalmology clinics of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India. Clinical evaluation included slit-lamp biomicroscopy, fundus examination, and neuroimaging. DNA was isolated from(More)
Blepharophimosis ptosis epicanthus inversus syndrome (BPES) is a complex eyelid malformation characterized by the classical tetrad of blepharophimosis, telecanthus, ptosis, and epicanthus inversus. It has been reported to be associated with other ocular anomalies such as euryblepharon, strabismus, nystagmus, amblyopia, microphthalmos, lacrimal drainage(More)