Glaucoma, Congenital

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Glaucoma, Congenital

Primary congenital glaucoma is the most common type of childhood glaucoma, with autosomal recessive inheritance and an incidence ranging from 1 in 30,000 to 1 in 1,250. Signs of the disease include early onset (birth to 3 years of age), increased intraocular pressure, increased corneal diameter, enlarged globe, Haab striae (breaks in Descemet membrane), corneal edema, and optic nerve head cupping. Congenital glaucoma is a chronic disease and a serious cause of blindness worldwide (summary by {1:Azmanov et al., 2011}). Genetic Heterogeneity of Primary Congenital Glaucoma Primary congenital glaucoma-3B (GLC3B; {600975}) maps to chromosome 1p36.2-p36.1. GLC3C ({613085}) maps to chromosome 14q24.3. GLC3D ({613086}) is caused by mutation in the LTBP2 gene ({602091}) located on chromosome 14q24 but outside the locus for GLC3C.
 

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Genetic Testing in Primary Congenital Glaucoma Patients
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Congenital Glaucoma

 

Last Updated: 17 Sep 2014

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Comparison Between Deep Sclerectomy and Traditional Trabeculotomy & Trabeculectomy in Congenital Glaucoma
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Congenital Glaucoma

 

Last Updated: 25 Oct 2011

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The Genetic Characteristics in South Korean Patients With Primary Congenital Glaucoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Primary Congenital Glaucoma

 

Last Updated: 23 Nov 2009

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