Information to power your genetic testing decision.

Ready to take the next important step toward genetic testing? At Eye Want 2 Know, you’ll find a tool to help locate heath care professionals in your area who are able to help facilitate genetic testing, as well as other important tools that may answer the ultimate question: What is the underlying cause of my IRD?

Solving the mystery of us.

Two moms—one who has retinitis pigmentosa (RP), and one who is raising a daughter with a form of Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA due to mutations in the IQCB1 gene)—talk about the importance of genetic testing.

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Genetic testing: mapping your future.

Anyone with an inherited retinal disease (IRD) should consider genetic testing. Genetic testing may be able to identify the mutated gene (or genes) responsible for your vision loss.  Armed with this important information, you and your doctor can then determine the best course of action for your disease and discuss how clinical research might apply to you. You won’t know if you’re a candidate for gene therapy clinical trials until you know your genetic mutation.

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Information to power your genetic testing decision.

Ready to take the next important step toward genetic testing? At Eye Want 2 Know, you’ll find a tool to help locate health care professionals in your area who are able to help facilitate genetic testing, as well as other important tools that may answer the ultimate question: What is the underlying cause of my IRD?

Complex science. Simple process.

The science behind genetic testing may be deeply complicated, but the testing procedure itself can be relatively simple.

 

Solving the mystery of us.

Two moms—one who has retinitis pigmentosa (RP), and one who is raising a daughter with a form of Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA due to mutations in the IQCB1 gene)—talk about the importance of genetic testing.

Watch video Read transcript
 

The undeniable case for genetic testing

The story of Tyler Kitchengs and his grandfather illustrates the remarkable advances scientists have made in genetic testing and gene therapy research over the last four decades. Tyler’s grandfather didn’t have options when he was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa in 1976. Today, the newly diagnosed—like Tyler—pursue genetic testing in the fight to save their sight.

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Genetic testing info on the go.

Here’s a helpful reference guide we’ve created to answer frequently asked questions about genetic testing and to provide information that can help when you talk to your doctor about getting tested.

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This is only general information about genetic testing. Each individual’s situation and experience will vary. Always consult your healthcare professional when making decisions about eye health or genetic testing.

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Resources to help you understand IRDs.

Our resources page provides links to more good information about genes, inherited retinal diseases, and genetic testing.