Vascular considerations in glaucoma patients of African and European descent.

@article{Huck2014VascularCI,
  title={Vascular considerations in glaucoma patients of African and European descent.},
  author={Andrew Huck and Alun Harris and Brent Siesky and Nathaniel Kim and Michael Muchnik and Priyanka Kanakamedala and Annahita Amireskandari and Leslie Abrams-Tobe},
  journal={Acta ophthalmologica},
  year={2014},
  volume={92 5},
  pages={
          e336-40
        }
}
Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in individuals of African descent (AD). While open-angle glaucoma (OAG) disproportionately affects individuals of AD compared with persons of European descent (ED), the physiological mechanisms behind this disparity are largely unknown. The more rapid progression and greater severity of the disease in persons of AD further raise the concern for identifying these underlying differences in disease pathophysiology between AD and ED glaucoma patients… CONTINUE READING

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