• World first gene offers fresh view on glaucoma
    Posted in: 2016, SA

    The chance detection of one large family’s predisposition to small eyes has given Flinders University researcher Mona Awadalla a new angle on the disease glaucoma. Mona and her colleagues identified a new gene mutation that leads to reduced eyeball size, which led to glaucoma in 16 members of one family. Known as TMEM98, the gene codes…