2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
Chapter 1: Introduction to Glaucoma: Terminology, Epidemiology, and Genetics
Genetic counseling and diagnostic testing are important for patients with early-onset glaucoma or ocular developmental abnormalities associated with a high risk of developing glaucoma. Testing for disease-causing mutations in the genes listed in Table 1-2 can be useful to determine patterns of inheritance, identify children at risk early in the disease course, and estimate risk to future offspring.
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Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 10 - Glaucoma. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.