Ritchie MD, Verma SS, Hall MA, Goodloe RJ, Berg RL, Carrell DS, Carlson CS, Chen L, Crosslin DR, Denny JC, Jarvik G, Li R, Linneman JG, Pathak J, Peissig P, Rasmussen LV, Ramirez AH, Wang X, Wilke RA, Wolf WA, Torstenson ES, Turner SD, McCarty CA. Electronic medical records and genomics (eMERGE) network exploration in cataract: several new potential susceptibility loci. Molecular vision. 20(20). 1281-95. PMID: 25352737 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC4168835
Cataract is the leading cause of blindness in the world, and in the United States accounts for approximately 60% of Medicare costs related to vision. The purpose of this study was to identify genetic markers for age-related cataract through a genome-wide association study (GWAS).