Hereditary glaucoma is a heterogenous group of diseases with elevated intraocular pressure. It occurs with open angle. Juvenile and late onset forms can be distinguished.
If glaucoma is congenital or hereditary, molecular diagnostic could be considered.
As this group is heterogenous different pathogenetic mechanisms can be separated. Different types of inheritance are possible as well.
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