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Subspecialties Pediatric, Retina, Imaging & Diagnostics, Health Economics and Policy

Next Generation, New Algorithm

At a Glance

  • Genetic testing can benefit children with a range of eye conditions, including Bilateral childhood cataract, congenital glaucoma, albinism and retinal dystrophy
  • Genetic testing has the potential to provide a precise diagnosis, guide management, help guide prognosis and provide information to other family members
  • New developments in sequencing techniques allow for fast and relatively inexpensive genetic testing
  • In the future, genetic testing will be offered to all families suspected of having a genetic condition.

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Jane Ashworth

Consultant Pediatric Ophthalmologist, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital

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