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December 1978

Lack of Association of Histocompatibility Antigens With Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Ophthalmology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine of the City University of New York (Drs Ritch, Podos, Henley, and Moss), and New York Medical College (Dr Southren), and the Regional Transplant Program Tissue Typing Laboratory of the New York Blood Center (Dr Fotino).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1978;96(12):2204-2206. doi:10.1001/archopht.1978.03910060506005

• Eighty-seven patients (35 with primary open-angle glaucoma, 20 with angle-closure glaucoma, and 32 controls) underwent HLA typing of peripheral lymphocytes. Sixteen specificities were detected at the A locus, 19 at the B locus, and four at the C locus. No significant differences were found between patients with either type of glaucoma and control patients.