Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Glaucoma, Open-angle Type 1

Highly heritable condition (98% in MZ twins) caused by progressive damage to the eye and optic nerve; results in blindness if left untreated. The damage is due to obstruction of fluid outflow at the angle of the anterior chamber of the eye. The defective gene is GLC1A, an autosomal dominant.

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