Scientists find gene mutation linked to exfoliation syndrome, most common cause of glaucoma

A team of researchers have identified a genetic mutation associated with exfoliation syndrome, characterized by abnormal protein material accumulating in the front of the eye. It is the most common cause of glaucoma, and a major cause of irreversible blindness. The findings could lead to further research on the causes of the systemic disorder and potential cures. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/05/210504112512.htm