Dr. Janey Wiggs: Glaucoma Genes and New Opportunities of Therapy

Janey L. Wiggs, MD, PhD (Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts Eye and Ear) delivered the Robert N. Shaffer Glaucoma Research Lecture at the AAO 2017 meeting in New Orleans. In this interview for Glaucoma Research Foundation, Dr. Wiggs discusses the main take home messages from her lecture and why genetics are significant in glaucoma research.

Dr. Janey Wiggs is a clinician scientist specializing in the genetics of glaucoma with particular interest in complex and advanced glaucoma. She is is Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, and Associate Chief of Ophthalmology, Clinical Research and Associate Director of the Howe Laboratory at Massachusetts Eye and Ear. She is also a scientific advisor for the Glaucoma Research Foundation in San Francisco, CA.