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MOBILIZING THE RETINAL DISEASE COMMUNITY FOR GENETIC TESTING
A diverse community united
Genetic testing can help people with an inherited retinal disease (IRD) avoid misdiagnosis of their disease variation — something relatively common with such rare diseases.
If you or your family member is diagnosed with an IRD, you should consider genetic testing, as it may help confirm or refine important health information. Genetic testing can also open up opportunities to contribute to research or connect with others in the community – including IRD-specific advocacy organizations – for community, support and resources.
Testing can also provide you and your health care professional (HCP) with important information that can help determine eligibility for clinical trials.
Learn more about the benefits of genetic testing through community perspectives on genetic testing – and declare “Eye Want 2 Know” today.
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Perspectives on genetic testing
Genetic testing may identify the specific genetic variant causing a person’s inherited retinal disease (IRD). As genetic testing technology is rapidly advancing, many are left with a misunderstanding of how it works or how it can help people living with these rare eye diseases. Hear Dr. Laura Miller and Dr. Mathew W. MacCumber help clear up the confusion and bust five common myths about genetic testing. Read the story >