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An important component in the assessment of genetic eye disorders is establishing a detailed medical history. A doctor will then perform a comprehensive ophthalmic examination. Visual electrophysiology may be done to better understand the disease. Depending on the findings, genetic testing may be required.
Once a diagnosis has been made, patients are offered treatment specific to their disorder. Genetic counseling is also offered to help patients understand the risks of family members acquiring the disease.
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At the Ocular Genetics Service at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s Eye Institute, a multidisciplinary team works together to provide Patients First care to individuals with genetic eye disorders.
Caregivers involved in patient care for this service include: