Conference Proceedings

Gillies Lecture: Dissecting glaucoma: understanding the molecular risk factors

David A Mackey

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL OPHTHALMOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2008

Abstract

WE Gillies was a major contributor to research in glaucoma, notably pseuodexfoliation (XFS), as well as strabismus, particularly in relation to axial length (AL). The latter work involved breaking down the geometry of the eye to its basic components and using the measured AL to tailor the amount of strabismus surgery required. Similarly, the search for glaucoma genes requires us to break down glaucoma into its component measures and associated risk factors. Over the last 14 years, our data from the Glaucoma Inheritance Study in Tasmania have shown the following: that a family history is present in 60% of glaucoma cases; that 27% of members of large glaucoma families were unaware of their fam..

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