Ordan J. Lehmann

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Normal tension glaucoma (NTG) is a major form of glaucoma, associated with intraocular pressures that are within the statistically normal range of the population. OPA1, the gene responsible for autosomal dominant optic atrophy represents an excellent candidate gene for NTG, as the clinical phenotypes are similar and OPA1 is expressed in the retina and optic(More)
Since the first forkhead (Fox) gene was identified, the importance of this family of transcription factors has increased steadily with the discoveries of the diverse range of developmental processes that they regulate in eukaryotes. Among other processes, the Fox factors are important in the establishment of the body axis and the development of tissues from(More)
Dandy-Walker malformation (DWM), the most common human cerebellar malformation, has only one characterized associated locus. Here we characterize a second DWM-linked locus on 6p25.3, showing that deletions or duplications encompassing FOXC1 are associated with cerebellar and posterior fossa malformations including cerebellar vermis hypoplasia (CVH),(More)
Glaucoma, the leading cause of irreversible blindness world wide, affecting about 70 million people, 2 is characterised by progressive loss of optic nerve axons and visual field damage. As the condition is insidious, the diagnosis is often missed and the disease detected only later when patients have severe and irreversible visual impairment. Adult primary(More)
The forkhead transcription factor gene FOXC1 (formerly FKHL7) is responsible for a number of glaucoma phenotypes in families in which the disease maps to 6p25, although mutations have not been found in all families in which the disease maps to this region. In a large pedigree with iris hypoplasia and glaucoma mapping to 6p25 (peak LOD score 6.20(More)
SHORT syndrome is a rare, multisystem disease characterized by short stature, anterior-chamber eye anomalies, characteristic facial features, lipodystrophy, hernias, hyperextensibility, and delayed dentition. As part of the FORGE (Finding of Rare Disease Genes) Canada Consortium, we studied individuals with clinical features of SHORT syndrome to identify(More)
Deletion of distal 6p is associated with a distinctive clinical phenotype including Axenfeld-Rieger malformation, hearing loss, congenital heart disease, dental anomalies, developmental delay, and a characteristic facial appearance. We report the case of a child where recognition of the specific ocular and facial phenotype, led to identification of a 6p(More)
PURPOSE Acanthamoeba is an uncommon cause of corneal infection in which the best visual outcome follows prompt diagnosis and a long course of appropriate antimicrobial therapy. Because conventional detection techniques for Acanthamoeba have certain limitations, we investigated the ability of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to confirm the clinical(More)
AIM To investigate the frequency, outcomes, and risk factors for acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) in England during the past 4 years. METHODS An ophthalmologist in 12 of the 14 regional health authorities (RHAs) coordinated identification of patients in their region presenting with AK between 1 October 1992 and 30 September 1996. Clinical and postal patient(More)