Should patients with ocular genetic disorders have genetic testing?

Mario T. Zanolli, Vikas Khetan, Gad Dotan, Laura Pizzi, Alex V. Levin

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Purpose of Review: To discuss the risks, benefits and value of genetic testing for ocular genetic disease. Recent Findings: Testing for ocular genetics diseases is becoming more available and successful gene therapy is being reported. Clinicians must prepare for this trend by considering diagnostic genetic testing for their patients. Summary: As advances continually occur in genetic testing for ocular genetic disorders, clinicians must develop an understanding of the potential risks and benefits for their patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)359-365
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent opinion in ophthalmology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ophthalmology


  • cost-effectiveness
  • genetic counseling
  • genetic testing
  • ocular genetics

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