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The genetics and epidemiology of myopia in the ALSPAC cohort

McMahon, George 2011. The genetics and epidemiology of myopia in the ALSPAC cohort. PhD Thesis, Cardiff University.

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An aim of this thesis is to map a genetic factor that is related to myopia progression. A genome-wide association study of myopia, refractive error and two ocular determinants of refractive error, axial length and corneal curvature was undertaken. A number of genetic locations were identified and extra genotyping and replication in an independent cohort is underway. A further aim of this thesis is investigation of an environmental risk factor of myopia. Epidemiological analyses of two myopia risk factors were undertaken; one in the ALSPAC cohort, another in a cohort from Northern England. In both cases, a relationship with myopia was identified and a plausible mechanism for the relationship is discussed.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Optometry and Vision Sciences
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH426 Genetics
R Medicine > RE Ophthalmology
Funders: National Eye Research Centre
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2016 23:29

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