Ophthalmic genetics/inherited eye disease.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Genetic diseases of the eye and involving the eye continue as a leading cause of blindness in children and adults. RECENT FINDINGS: Most genetic ocular disorders are not yet treatable and/or are without curative therapies because of our limited understanding of pathogenesis, and the need for well-designed and fully implemented animal model or human clinical trial testing of therapeutic methods. SUMMARY: Herein are current reviews of a variety of ophthalmologic genetic disorders such as anophthalmia, aniridia, albinism, anterior segment dysgenesis, Marfan syndrome, ectopia lentis, neurofibromatosis, retinal hemangioblastomas, and familial exudative vitreoretinopathy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Young, TL

Published Date

  • October 1, 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 296 - 303

PubMed ID

  • 14502058

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1040-8738

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00055735-200310000-00011


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States