Genetics of common eye diseases


This project continues the Department’s interest in understanding the genetic epidemiology of common eye problems, in particular myopia, age-related cataract and glaucoma, and currently dry eye disease. Quantitative phenotypes are being collected on twins attending visits, and a parallel series of clinical cases is being collected at the West Kent Eye Centre in South East London for cataract and glaucoma, to be used for replication of genetic variants identified in the twin cohort using GWAS, sequencing and other methodology.


National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)