Vision Testing at PreventionGenetics
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Academy of ophthalmology (AAO), ~ 39 million people worldwide are blind and another 246 million people are visually impaired ( WHO Visual impairment and blindness Fact Sheet 2015). Amazingly, ~ 80% of blindness can be prevented or cured if detected at early stages (WHO and AAO). Given these statistics, the importance of early and accurate diagnosis cannot be understated.
At PreventionGenetics, we believe that in many cases, genetic testing can provide the early detection needed to prevent or cure eye disorders. We have significantly increased our portfolio of genetic tests for vision disorders. Leading these efforts at PreventionGenetics is Madhulatha Pantrangi, Ph.D. For Dr. Pantrangi's full biography, click here.
GIVING BACK - REGISTER FOR A FREE TEST
In addition to releasing our new tests, PreventionGenetics supports vision research by giving back to those working hard to find causes and cures for blindness and vision disorders. "In addition to establishing a genetic diagnosis, we support advancements in research and treatments that align with our mission of preventing morbidity and mortality from genetic diseases," James Weber, PhD, President and Founder of PreventionGenetics. As a part of this initiative, PreventionGenetics will be giving away a free genetic test from our eye disorders test menu. Providers and patients are eligible to enter. The free test must be ordered through a qualified healthcare provider. For more information and to enter the test giveaway, click here.
NEWLY RELEASED PANELS
Retinitis Pigmentosa Comprehensive (80 genes)
Autosomal Dominant Retinitis Pigmentosa (29 genes)
Autosomal Recessive Retinitis Pigmentosa (59 genes)
Leber Congenital Amaurosis (28 genes)
Congenital Stationary Night Blindness (17 genes)
Flecked Retina Disorder (13 genes)
Corneal Dystrophies (13 genes)
PANELS COMING SOON
Brittle Cornea Syndrome
Strabismus Syndrome (Eye Movement Disorder)
Click here to see a comprehensive list of all our Vision Tests. Share our vision of providing comprehensive testing for your patients. If you can't find what you are looking for or have a suggestion for other ocular panels, please contact us!
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