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Genetic Diagnostic Methods for Inherited Eye Diseases

By Luis A. R. Gabriel and Elias I. Traboulsi

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Accurate molecular diagnosis of genetic eye diseases has proven to be of great importance because of the prognostic and therapeutic value of an accurate ascertainment of the underlying genetic mutation. Efforts continue in diagnostic laboratories to develop strategies that allow the discovery of responsible gene/mutations in the individual patient using the least number of assays and economizing on the expenses and time involved in the process. Once the ophthalmologist has made the best possible clinical diagnosis, blood samples are obtained for genetic testing. In this paper we will review the basic laboratory methods utilized to identify the chromosomal or mutational etiology of genetic diseases that affect the eye

Topics: Ophthalmic Genetics Update
Publisher: Medknow Publications
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:3085148
Provided by: PubMed Central
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