The 2015 launch of the Precision Medicine Initiative brought into national focus the importance of integrating patient genomic information into medical practice to optimize individual patient outcomes. This course will define precision medicine and consider the anticipated changes in medical and optometric practice. In particular, we will look at the present integration of genetics and genomics into eye care, including current challenges and gaps in our understanding of the genetic basis of ocular conditions. We will cover the benefits and limitations of current genetic test panels for ocular conditions. We will address the current clinical guidelines for genetic testing and the incorporation of genetic testing into clinical practice. Additionally, we will cover the current state of ocular gene therapy and related research.

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Rachelle Lin, O.D.



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