Recent News

  • Thu, 01/11/2018 - 15:00

    In partnership with Dr. Alward, Dr. Kwon, Dr. Bettis, and Dr. Sears, the Fingert Lab has collected skin biopsies from over 50 patients with exfoliation glaucoma. The Glaucoma Foundation has provided funds for the lab to study these skin cells to identify abnormalities in function (i.e.

  • Thu, 12/07/2017 - 07:15

    In a world-wide collaboration, we used genome-sequencing approaches to precisely define the extent and organization of TBK1 gene duplications and triplications in glaucoma patients.

  • Wed, 07/26/2017 - 14:45

    The Glaucoma Genetics Lab joined Tin Aung, CC Khor, and our colleagues around the world in conducting a genome-wide association study (GWAS) of exfoliation syndrome and glaucoma. This huge multi-center study of 13,620 patients and 109,837 control subjects identified five new genetic risk factors for exfoliation syndrome: POMP, TMEM136, AGPAT1, RBMS3, and SEMA6A. Read more about this discovery here (11.8 MB).