Genetic test for Avellino corneal dystrophy launched

The Avellino-Gene Detection System has been launched in the U.S. to help patients and physicians make a more informed decision before going forward with vision correction surgery, including LASIK, LASEK and PRK, according to a news release from Avellino Lab USA.The test can determine whether patients carry the Avellino corneal dystrophy gene mutation that puts them at higher risk for the disease, which causes corneal opacity and potential blindness, the release said. Laser surgery can exacerbate the problem, according to the company’s website.

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