National Eye Institute Glaucoma Human Genetics Collaboration (NEIGHBOR) Consortium Glaucoma Genome-Wide Association Study: Whole Exome Resequencing in Glaucoma
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This is a study of primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) conducted through exome sequencing of cases and comparison of variant frequencies with general population frequencies available in dbGAP and controlled for sequencing platform artifact to minimize false positives.
POAG is an intraocular pressure (IOP) related progressive optic neuropathy that ultimately leads to blindness. This study builds upon the efforts of an on-going collaborative consortium that studied 2,170 POAG cases and 2,347 controls with a unified definition of POAG (the NEIGHBOR consortium: NEI Glaucoma Human genetic collaBORation). The case definition for NEIGHBOR was 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).
In NEIGHBOR, 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. ... (Show More)