Human Genetics

, Volume 61, Issue 3, pp 193–197

Population genetical aspects of primary congenital glaucoma. I. Incidence, prevalence, gene frequency, and age of onset

  • A. Genčík
  • A. Genčíkova
  • V. Ferák
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This paper presents some characteristics of the population genetics of primary congenital glaucoma in Slovakia. The overall in cidence in Slovakia is 1:10,500, while being 1:1,250 in the Gypsy subpopulation of Slovakia and 1:22,000 in the non-Gypsy population. For a special type of congenital primary glaucoma, transmitted by autosomal recessive inheritance in Gypsies the gene frequency may be estimated to reach 2.8%. Early onset of the disease enabling diagnosis soon after birth in 82% of patients may be considered another characteristic of this type of primary congenital glaucoma.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Genčík
    • 1
  • A. Genčíkova
    • 2
  • V. Ferák
    • 3
  1. 1.Genetic Counseling Service, Department of PediatricsUniversity of BernBernSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of Clinical GeneticsUniversity HospitalBratislavaCzechoslovakia
  3. 3.Department of AnthropologyComenins UniversityBratislavaCzechoslovakia

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