His research focuses on the identification of genetic markers for common human diseases such as exfoliation syndrome
and typhoid sepsis.
22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Glaucoma Foundation's recently concluded 2014 International Scientific Think Tank was TGF's third consecutive annual gathering to focus on exfoliation syndrome (XFS), an age-related systemic disease characterized by the production and accumulation of a whitish material in many ocular as well as non-ocular tissues.
Three years ago TGF made a decision to devote its efforts to curing exfoliation syndrome.
According to a study, residential geography, time spent in the sun and whether or not sunglasses are worn may help explain why some people develop exfoliation syndrome
(XFS), an eye condition that is a leading cause of secondaryopen-angle glaucoma and can lead to an increased risk of cataract, Khaleej Times reported.
Scandinavian populations have the highest frequencies of exfoliation syndrome
and glaucoma," said author, Jae Hee Kang, ScD, of Channing Division of Network Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Mass.
Evaluation of the clinical association between exfoliation syndrome
and abdominal aortic aneurysm.
2[alpha]] in the aqueous humor from cataract patients with exfoliation syndrome
was higher than in patients with cataracts only.
In addition to potential blindness from glaucoma, exfoliation syndrome
is a leading cause of complications during cataract surgery.
Decreased cardiovagal regulation in exfoliation syndrome
(ES) is an eye condition that is a leading cause of secondary open-angle glaucoma and increased risk of cataract as well as cataract surgery complications.
Now The Glaucoma Foundation has sharpened its focus on finding a cure for exfoliation syndrome
(XFS), the leading identifiable cause of open-angle glaucoma worldwide and the most important cause of complications during routine cataract surgery.
Between 10-20% of people over the age of 60 are believed to have some degree of exfoliation syndrome
, and more than half of these individuals may go on to develop exfoliation glaucoma.