Using the Utah Population Database (UPDB) has helped University of Utah researcher Barbara Wirostko, M.D., to study the effects of genetics on the likelihood of being diagnosed with glaucoma.

Wirostko used the University of Utah Healthcare (UUHC) patient population and the UPDB to identify families with pseudoexfoliation (XFS), a systemic disease and a frequent cause of glaucoma, to further investigate the genetic underpinnings and epidemiology of XFS.

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