The occurrence of primary open angle glaucoma in a family.

@article{LewandowskaFurmanik2002TheOO,
  title={The occurrence of primary open angle glaucoma in a family.},
  author={Maria Lewandowska-Furmanik and Anna Matysik and Małgorzata Pietraś-Trzpiel},
  journal={Annales Universitatis Mariae Curie-Sklodowska. Sectio D: Medicina},
  year={2002},
  volume={57 2},
  pages={531-4}
}
The occurrence of primary open glaucoma (POAG) in families proves the hypothesis that POAG is a disease with underlying genetic factors. This work describes a family of four generations, in which eight members suffered from POAG. In the 3rd and 4th generation members, the disease occurred at an early age (between the age of 20-40 years), i.e. at a much earlier age than it could be expected. Therefore, a need arises to keenly observe families in which POAG is present.