Lab Reports First Analysis of Myocilin Mutations in a Human Donor Eye

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 15:00

We conducted the first ever analysis of an eye donated for research from a patient with glaucoma caused by a myocilin mutation. Our study of this eye shows how myocilin mutations may cause glaucoma. We detected abnormal accumulation of myocilin protein within the cells of the eye that regulate eye pressure. (trabecular meshwork cells). Ultimately this abnormality may cause eye pressure to rise and lead to glaucoma. Read more about this report here.

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