Journal article

The role of the Met98Lys optineurin variant in inherited optic nerve diseases

JE Craig, AW Hewitt, DP Dimasi, N Howell, C Toomes, AC Cohn, DA Mackey

BRITISH JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2006

Abstract

AIMS: To investigate the role of the common OPTN Met98Lys variant as a risk allele in open-angle glaucoma (OAG), autosomal dominant optic atrophy (ADOA) and Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON). METHODS: The presence of the Met98Lys variant was determined in a total of 498 (128 with normal-tension glaucoma (NTG)) patients with OAG, 29 patients who had myocilin-related OAG, 101 patients from ADOA pedigrees, 157 patients from LHON pedigrees and 218 examined OAG age-matched normal controls. RESULTS: 17 of 218 (7.8%) controls had the Met98Lys variant. 28 (5.6%) patients with OAG were Met98Lys positive. More Met98Lys carriers were found in the NTG group than in the high-tension glaucoma (HT..

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