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doi: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e31804085e3
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In 1997, researchers at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine identified a gene that causes a rare inherited form of glaucoma and contributes to approximately 30% of cases of the common form of glaucoma and blindness.

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