Journal article

The 'GIST' score: Ranking glaucoma for genetic studies

MA Coote, PJ McCartney, RM Wilkinson, DA Mackey

OPHTHALMIC GENETICS | AEOLUS PRESS | Published : 1996

Abstract

The 'GIST' score was developed to facilitate linkage analysis of adult-onset primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) pedigrees in the Glaucoma Inheritance Study of Tasmania (GIST). Previous genetic linkage studies on juvenile open angle glaucoma pedigrees have relied upon an analysis of definitely affected individuals using the 'single best diagnosis' convention. Studies of adult-onset POAG have been complicated by limited numbers of unequivocally affected members identified even in very large pedigrees due to the later onset of the disease. Many members of the pedigree may have equivocal clinical features or are too young to show signs of the disease. The 'GIST score' is a numeric value between ..

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