Glaucoma in and out of Africa

    Research output: Types of ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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    This thesis describes epidemiologic and genetic studies on primary open-angle glaucoma in primarily sub-Saharan African, European and Asian populations. In the thesis, I aimed on the one hand to focus on sub-Saharan populations which are at high risk but underrepresented in clinical, epidemiological and genetic research. On the other hand, I aimed to explore novel approaches to study glaucoma endophenotypes. The major goals of our studies were
    Chapter 2: to address differences in POAG phenotype in sub-Saharan African populations compared to European populations
    Chapter 3: to identify genetic variants associated with POAG in sub-Saharan African populations
    Chapter 4: to explore novel approaches to study genetic and phenotypic associations with glaucoma endophenotypes.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • Lemij, Hans, Supervisor
    • van Meurs, Jan, Supervisor
    Award date23 Feb 2022
    Place of PublicationRotterdam
    Print ISBNs9789464236354
    Publication statusPublished - 2022


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