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Preventing glaucoma thanks to knowledge of your DNA

Glaucoma is a common eye condition in which one or both optic nerves are damaged. It can occur due to a problem with the drainage of the intraocular fluid, which causes a build-up of pressure on the eye. This results in a person's vision being impaired or lost. Prompt and effective treatment is needed to limit the damage to the optic nerve. Glaucoma generally only begins after the age of 40.

Preventing glaucoma thanks to knowledge of your DNA

Glaucoma and heredity

The risk of glaucoma is determined to some extent by hereditary factors. To date it has been scientifically proven that a number of genes play a role in this. On the basis of your DNA it is therefore possible to see clearly whether you have an increased or reduced risk of glaucoma.

Preventing glaucoma

Preventing glaucoma

Scientists are finding out more and more about ways to reduce the risk of glaucoma. That means you can take steps yourself to prevent glaucoma. iGene can help by sharing relevant scientific information with you.

Reduce the risk of glaucoma

Want to reduce the risk of glaucoma?

An iGene Passport allows you to see straight away whether you have an increased or reduced risk of a large number of hereditary diseases, including glaucoma. If it becomes apparent that you are at an increased risk of glaucoma, you will also receive targeted information on how to reduce this risk.

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iGene: live a happier life thanks to the latest scientific insights

If you make use of the iGene message service, you will continue to receive information based on the latest scientific insights. That means that if important discoveries are made in the future that will help you to reduce the risk of glaucoma even further, you will be able to benefit from them straight away.

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With a personal iGene Passport you get practical information for a healthier and happier life based on your own DNA profile.

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