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    Glaucoma Subspecialty Day 2022
    Angle-Closure Glaucoma, Glaucoma, Open-Angle Glaucoma, Surgical Management

    Dr. Anne Louise Coleman delivers the American Glaucoma Society Lecture as part of Glaucoma Subspecialty Day 2022, focusing on risk factors for glaucoma other than intraocular pressure. She presents these factors through the categories of nature, nurture, neighborhood, and network. Specific topics include the following:

    • the genetics of glaucoma, including the MYOC, OPTN, and TBK1 genes and glaucoma risk score
    • dietary factors, including fruit and vegetable, omega-3 fatty acid, and iron and calcium intake
    • glaucoma risk and cigarette, alcohol, and marijuana use
    • housing and environmental factors, including the presence of cockroaches, mildew/musty smell, and air pollution
    • associations between the social vulnerability index and angle-closure glaucoma
    • access-to-care issues, such as a lack of subspecialists in rural areas and racial/ethnic disparities in eye care utilization
    • racism and social determinants of health