The Australian and New Zealand Registry of Advanced Glaucoma (ANZRAG) established by Flinders University’s Professor Jamie Craig, aims to provide the world’s largest collection of advanced glaucoma cases, along with clinical information and DNA, to ascertain new, genetic glaucoma risk profiles.
Better identification of those people at high risk of glaucoma, through genetic screening, would result in an overall reduction of preventable blindness by treating the condition before serious sight loss has occurred.
Funding provided through the National Health and Medical Research Council:
- 1147571 Translation of glaucoma blindness genes to improve clinical practice
- 1150144 Translating molecular determinants of advanced glaucoma to personalise risk profiling in early disease
- 1065433 Disease Registry based approaches to determining molecular risk factors for glaucoma blindness, and applying them in clinical practice.
- 1048037 Towards translation of glaucoma blindness genes into clinical practice: predicting Risk Of Glaucoma: Relevant SNPs with Strong Association (PROGRESSA) Study.