Ophthalmic genetics/inherited eye disease.

Publications // Young Lab // Oct 01 2003

PubMed ID: 14502058

Author(s): Young TL. Ophthalmic genetics/inherited eye disease. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2003 Oct;14(5):296-303. Review. PMID 14502058

Journal: Current Opinion In Ophthalmology, Volume 14, Issue 5, Oct 2003

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.