Shamira A. Perera

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Anterior chamber depth (ACD) is a key anatomical risk factor for primary angle closure glaucoma (PACG). We conducted a genome-wide association study (GWAS) on ACD to discover novel genes for PACG on a total of 5,308 population-based individuals of Asian descent. Genome-wide significant association was observed at a sequence variant within ABCC5 (rs1401999;(More)
Primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) is a leading cause of blindness worldwide. To identify new susceptibility loci, we performed meta-analysis on genome-wide association study (GWAS) results from eight independent studies from the United States (3,853 cases and 33,480 controls) and investigated the most significantly associated SNPs in two Australian studies(More)
Primary open angle glaucoma (POAG), a major cause of blindness worldwide, is a complex disease with a significant genetic contribution. We performed Exome Array (Illumina) analysis on 3504 POAG cases and 9746 controls with replication of the most significant findings in 9173 POAG cases and 26 780 controls across 18 collections of Asian, African and European(More)
PURPOSE Recently, three genetic susceptibility loci for primary angle closure glaucoma (PACG) were identified: COL11A1 rs3753841, PCMTD1-ST18 rs1015213, and PLEKHA7 rs11024102. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether these single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) affect the phenotype of PACG patients. METHODS A retrospective analysis was(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse blebs of phacotrabeculectomies performed with Ologen collagen implants (ProTop & MediKing, Taipei, Taiwan) and to compare these with blebs of mitomycin C (MMC)–augmented phacotrabeculectomies. METHODS 33 participants underwent phacotrabeculectomy with Ologen implants, and 33 controls underwent phacotrabeculectomy with MMC. Blebs were(More)
PURPOSE To determine the effectiveness of argon laser peripheral iridoplasty (ALPI) in primary angle closure (PAC) and primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG). DESIGN Randomized controlled trial. PARTICIPANTS Eighty PAC or PACG subjects who underwent laser iridotomy (LI) and had at least 180° of persistent appositional angle closure and intraocular(More)
PURPOSE To compare two spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) devices for the identification of angle structures and the presence of angle closure. METHODS This was a prospective comparative study. Consecutive patients underwent gonioscopy and anterior segment imaging using two SD-OCT devices (iVue and Cirrus). Images were evaluated for the(More)
PURPOSE To determine the ability of the RTVue spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SDOCT) to image the anterior chamber angle (ACA). METHODS Consecutive subjects, recruited from glaucoma clinics, prospectively underwent ophthalmic evaluation including gonioscopy by an ophthalmologist and anterior chamber imaging with SDOCT, adapted with a corneal(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate whether a chromatic pupillometry test can be used to detect impaired function of intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs) in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and to determine if pupillary responses correlate with optic nerve damage and visual loss. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS One(More)
PURPOSE To compare the visibility of the lamina cribrosa (LC) in optic disc images acquired from 60 glaucoma and 60 control subjects using three optical coherence tomography (OCT) devices, with and without enhanced depth imaging (EDI) and adaptive compensation (AC). METHODS A horizontal B-scan was acquired through the center of the disc using two(More)