Due to this disease the nerve damage to the retina and gradually the ability of the person to see decreases.
Scientists have identified 40 new genes that increase the risk of glaucoma. One of the major causes of blindness after this success can help to identify the disease. According to research conducted at the QIMR Berghof Medical Research Institute in Australia, people with more genetic signs are six times more likely to have cataract risk less than those with the gene.
Due to this disease the nerve damage to the retina and gradually the ability of the person to see decreases. In 2013, 6.43 million people were suffering from this disease. By 2040 their number is estimated to be 11.18 crores. If it is identified at the right time, it can be treated with medicines and operations.
However, no technology was developed to identify the danger of this disease. Scientists say that by identifying genes we will be able to detect the disease already. This will prevent them from treating them at the right time. 134,000 people were researching to identify genes.
By:– Abhishek Bajpai