National Eye Institute Glaucoma Human Genetics Collaboration (NEIGHBOR) Consortium Glaucoma Genome-Wide Association Study
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This is a case-control study of primary open angle glaucoma (POAG). POAG is an intraocular pressure (IOP) related progressive optic neuropathy that ultimately leads to blindness. For this study we have formed a collaborative consortium contributing 2170 POAG cases and 2347 controls with a unified definition of POAG (the NEIGHBOR consortium: NEI Glaucoma Human genetic collaBORation). The case definition has also been harmonized with an additional 976 cases and 1140 controls from the NHGRI supported GENEVA (gene-environment) study of glaucoma (GLAUGEN) (NIH/NHGRI U01HG004728, Pasquale PI).
Cases and controls were recruited from ophthalmology clinics and were examined by ophthalmologists. For cases, the clinical exam included intraocular pressure measurements, optic nerve assessment and visual field evaluation. Controls had no family history of glaucoma, normal intraocular pressure and normal optic nerves. Cases and controls were also drawn from two clinical trial populations: Advanced Glaucoma Intervention Study (AGIS, NEI U10EY006827, D. Gaasterland ... (Show More)