Functional analysis of recently identified novel glaucoma genes. [ 2012 - 2014 ]

Also known as: Study of newly identified glaucoma genes.

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Researchers: Dr John Wood Dr Maurizio Ronci Dr Shiwani Sharma Dr Tim Chataway (Participant) Prof Jamie Craig (Principal investigator)
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Brief description Glaucoma is the commonest cause of irreversible blindness in the world. Recently, through genetic studies in cohorts of blinding glaucoma cases from Australia, our group has found that variants in two genes increase the risk of blinding glaucoma. This project will investigate how these genes contribute to pathological changes in the optic nerve and retina, at the back of the eye, that lead to glaucoma. This knowledge will be useful for developing new strategies to treat glaucoma.

Funding Amount $AUD 519,918.11

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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