I saw this recently on 23andMe – New 23andMe+ Report on Glaucoma: https://blog.23andme.com/health-traits/report-on-glaucoma/ Much longer article, but here are some of the relevant portions. I included the topics below. My mother’s blood uncle had glaucoma.
This week, we released a new report on Glaucoma for 23andMe+ Members.
Glaucoma refers to a group of eye conditions that cause damage to the optic nerve, which relays information from the eye to the brain. This damage, usually caused by an imbalance of fluid and pressure in the eye, can result in gradual vision loss that may start as blind spots or loss of side (peripheral) vision and worsen over time.
Over three million Americans have glaucoma, and it is the second-leading cause of blindness after macular degeneration. The condition is more prevalent among certain groups, including individuals over 60, Black Americans over 40, and individuals with certain health conditions, like high blood pressure and diabetes. It can also run in families.
A New Report
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