Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, February 17th, 1997
Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the United States. The disease, which causes progressive deterioration of the optic nerve, is generally associated with elevated intraocular pressure. POAG is the most common form of glaucoma, affecting three million Americans. Juvenile open angle glaucoma is characterized by its early onset.
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