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Preventing pseudoexfoliation glaucoma thanks to knowledge of your DNA

 Pseudoexfoliation glaucoma (PEX) is a form of glaucoma that is relatively common in older people. With PEX the system that drains the intraocular fluid is blocked by a white, flaky material originating from the lens of the eye. This increases eye pressure, which results in damage to the optic nerve. In the early stage a deterioration in side vision is experienced. Central vision is only lost in a later stage. 

Preventing Pseudoexfoliation glaucoma thanks to knowledge of your DNA

Pseudoexfoliation glaucoma and heredity

The risk of pseudoexfoliation 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 pseudoexfoliation glaucoma.

Preventing pseudoexfoliation glaucoma

Preventing pseudoexfoliation glaucoma

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

Reduce the risk of pseudoexfoliation glaucoma

Want to reduce the risk of pseudoexfoliation 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 pseudoexfoliation glaucoma. If it becomes apparent that you are at an increased risk of pseudoexfoliation glaucoma, you will also receive targeted information on how to reduce this risk.

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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 pseudoexfoliation glaucoma even further, you will be able to benefit from them straight away.

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