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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common cause of irreversible vision loss in individuals aged older than 50 years, is classified as either wet (neovascular) or dry (nonneovascular). Inherited variation in the complement factor H gene is a major risk factor for drusen in dry AMD. Here we report that a single-nucleotide polymorphism in the(More)
We conducted a genome-wide association study for primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) in 1,263 affected individuals (cases) and 34,877 controls from Iceland. We identified a common sequence variant at 7q31 (rs4236601[A], odds ratio (OR) = 1.36, P = 5.0 × 10⁻¹⁰). We then replicated the association in sample sets of 2,175 POAG cases and 2,064 controls from(More)
PURPOSE The optineurin gene (OPTN) is the second gene besides MYOC in which mutations have been identified to be associated with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). In this study, sequence alterations in the OPTN gene associated with POAG in Chinese subjects were investigated. METHODS All the coding exons of OPTN were screened, including the intron-exon(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the association of myocilin (MYOC), optineurin (OPTN), and apolipoprotein E (APOE) genes and their interactions in primary open angle glaucoma (POAG). METHODS A cohort of 400 unrelated POAG patients (294 high tension glaucoma, HTG, and 106 normal tension glaucoma, NTG) and 281 unrelated control subjects were recruited. All coding exons(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the variants of 10 genes for association with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) in a Chinese population. METHODS A total of 405 unrelated patients with POAG (255 high-tension glaucoma [HTG], 100 normal-tension glaucoma [NTG], and 50 juvenile-onset open-angle glaucoma [JOAG]) and 201 control subjects were recruited. Seventeen variants(More)
PURPOSE The frequency of childhood Graves' disease (GD) in Hong Kong Chinese is among the highest in the world but childhood Graves' ophthalmopathy (GO) appears to have milder clinical severity than does the adult disease. This study was conducted to investigate CTLA-4 and IL-13 polymorphisms in Chinese pediatric patients with GD and GO. METHODS Recruited(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the association and ethnic heterogeneity of lysyl oxidase-like 1 (LOXL1) single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) with exfoliation syndrome (XFS)/exfoliation glaucoma (XFG) and other types of glaucoma. METHODS We performed meta-analysis and ethnicity-based subgroup analyses according to published studies. Allele and genotype(More)
Purpose. To evaluate the phenotypic effects of two novel frameshift mutations in the RP1 gene in a Chinese pedigree of autosomal recessive retinitis pigmentosa (ARRP). Methods. Family members of a proband with ARRP were screened for RP1, RHO, NR2E3, and NRL mutations by direct sequencing. Detected RP1 mutations were genotyped in 225 control subjects. Since(More)
PURPOSE Variants in the complement factor H (CFH) gene have been reported to be associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). We conducted a case-control association study to investigate the association of 6 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in CFH with exudative AMD in the Chinese population. METHODS We recruited 163 cases and 244(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the role of apolipoprotein E (APOE) polymorphisms in primary open angle glaucoma (POAG). METHODS A cohort of 400 unrelated Chinese POAG patients was examined, including 294 cases of high tension glaucoma (HTG) and 106 with normal tension glaucoma (NTG). Also studied were 300 unrelated Chinese control subjects. The genotypes of the APOE(More)