Speaker reinforces AAO stance on guidelines for genetic testing

NEW YORK — Complexity of ocular disease determines whether genetic testing should be ordered, according to Edwin M. Stone, MD, who fielded questions in a discussion at the American Ophthalmological Society meeting here.“There are genetic predispositions to AMD, and a number of gene variants in those genes predispose people to AMD,” Stone said. “Having said that, I think the problem that the community out there is having is separating our understanding of high penetrance Mendelian disease.”

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