Hereditary eye disease is one of the leading causes of blindness and includes disorders such as retinitis pigmentosa, Stargardt disease, hereditary optic neuropathy, albinism and others. Our goal is to diagnose and ensure that our patient fully understands and has a clear pathway for the next steps in the management of their genetic eye disease. We see patients who have ocular genetic disease but also patients with a wide variety of genetic disorders, which affect other areas of the body along with the eye (e.g. neurofibromatosis, mitochondrial disorders, Marfan syndrome).
Our Doctors will spend as much time as necessary with a patient to discuss all aspects of the genetic eye disease. As part of the consultation, a patient may have to undergo some diagnostic procedures.
We will coordinate care with an Ophthalmologist who specializes in Eye Genetics for further evaluation and treatment.