African Americans and Glaucoma
Interview: Lyne Racette, Ph.D., Glick Eye Institute researcher
Are African Americans predisposed to glaucoma? Glaucoma affects more African Americans than any other ethnic population, and often occurs earlier in life – on average about 10 years earlier. Lyne Racette, Ph.D., also a Glick Eye Institute researcher, is looking at the eyes of healthy African Americans to see what differences may account for their increased predisposition to glaucoma.