• 1 Singapore Eye Research Institute, Singapore National Eye Centre, Singapore
  • 2 Beijing Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Key Laboratory, Beijing Tongren Eye Center, Beijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China
  • 3 Vision Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India
  • 4 Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  • 5 Vietnam National Institute of Ophthalmology, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • 6 Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • 7 Shantou University-Chinese University of Hong Kong Joint Shantou International Eye Center, Shantou, China
  • 8 National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre for Ophthalmology at Moorfields Eye Hospital and University College London (UCL) Institute of Ophthalmology, London, UK
  • 9 Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kota Bharu, Malaysia
  • 10 Beijing Institute of Ophthalmology, Beijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China
  • 11 Human Genetics, Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore
  • 12 Department of Ophthalmology, National University Health System & National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • 13 Department of Ophthalmology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
  • 14 Xingtai Eye Hospital, Xingtai, China
  • 15 Handan Eye Hospital, Handan, China
  • 16 Anyang Eye Hospital, Anyang, China
  • 17 Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  • 18 Centre for Molecular Epidemiology, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • 19 Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • 20 Department of Opthamology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
  • 21 Infectious Diseases, Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore
  • 22 Department of Ophthalmology, Medical Faculty Mannheim of the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
  • 23 Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • 24 State Key Laboratory of Oncology in Southern China, Guangzhou, China
Nat Genet, 2012 Oct;44(10):1142-1146.
PMID: 22922875 DOI: 10.1038/ng.2390


Primary angle closure glaucoma (PACG) is a major cause of blindness worldwide. We conducted a genome-wide association study including 1,854 PACG cases and 9,608 controls across 5 sample collections in Asia. Replication experiments were conducted in 1,917 PACG cases and 8,943 controls collected from a further 6 sample collections. We report significant associations at three new loci: rs11024102 in PLEKHA7 (per-allele odds ratio (OR)=1.22; P=5.33×10(-12)), rs3753841 in COL11A1 (per-allele OR=1.20; P=9.22×10(-10)) and rs1015213 located between PCMTD1 and ST18 on chromosome 8q (per-allele OR=1.50; P=3.29×10(-9)). Our findings, accumulated across these independent worldwide collections, suggest possible mechanisms explaining the pathogenesis of PACG.

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