Next Generation, New Algorithm
In the past, children who suffered a range of eye conditions had to endure slow, labor-intensive investigations that often led to no definitive diagnosis. Today’s children benefit from increasingly rapid and sophisticated genetic tests that are completely changing the disease management pathway
Jane Ashworth | | Longer Read
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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