The medical records of all subjects were carefully reviewed to determine historical IOP measurements and any historical diagnosis of glaucoma or suspicion of glaucoma.All subjects also completed a questionnaire detailing their ophthalmic and medical history as well as the ophthalmic history of their family including the presence of glaucoma in their siblings, parents, children, grandparents, aunts, and uncles.
It is an opportunity for us to reflect on the language and ideas that represented each year.
It is recognized that POAG is a multi-factorial disorder involving the role of multiple genes as well as environmental factors.
The major risk factors for the development of POAG include advanced age, race, elevated intraocular pressure (IOP), and family history.
Examination of a 16 base pair (bp) insertion/deletion polymorphism located within exon 4 SNP is associated with POAG [16,18].
However, it should be noted that each of these studies examined different ethnicities from outside of United States.