NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Two risk genes interact to cause the development of primary open-angle glaucoma, according to a new study from researchers at the University of California, San Diego.

Primary open-angle glaucoma, one of the leading causes of blindness in Western countries and the leading cause among African Americans, is marked by increased intraocular pressure and the slow, progressive degeneration of retinal ganglion cells.

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