National Ophthalmic Genotyping Network – Stage 1 – Creation of Repository for Inherited Ophthalmic Diseases
Genetic analysis has the potential to revolutionize diagnosis and treatment of inherited ocular disorders. Investigators at the Eye Institute are participating in a National Eye Institute Study, eyeGENE®, whose goal is to create a repository of DNA samples of certain hereditary ocular diseases.
The goals of this study include creating a repository of DNA coupled to anonymous clinical (or phenotypic) exam findings, establish a genetic (genotype) to clinical (phenotype) correlation for rare eye diseases, and to enhance recruitment for clinical trials and investigations in inherited eye diseases.
Participants in this study may be eligible for free molecular diagnosis and have the option to be contacted about future clinical trials.
For more information, please contact our study coordinator, Krissa Packard, MS, at (414) 955-7910 or Email.