New diagnostic marker found for glaucomaBMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7286.574/c (Published 10 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:574
- Abi Berger
The pathogenesis of glaucoma apparently involves the same cell adhesion molecule that is implicated in the development of vascular diseases. Scientists have discovered that the “endothelial leucocyte cell adhesion molecule 1” (ELAM-1) is present in the eyes of patients with glaucoma but not in healthy eyes. This is the first known molecular marker for glaucoma and may lead to an early genetic screening test (Nature Medicine 2001;7:304-9).