MAR 21, 2019
Pediatric Ophthalmology Subspecialty Day 2018
Cataract/Anterior Segment, Congenital Cataract, Diagnostic & Screening, Genetic Eye Diseases, New Technology & Instruments
Congenital pediatric cataract is an uncommon but sight-threatening condition, largely caused by genetic mutations. Traditional diagnosis is a lengthy process that is costly to health services and is typically unsuccessful, particularly in congenital cataract. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) techniques have revolutionized the utility of genomics in aiding precise diagnosis and accurate prognosis and treatment. This video presents cases illustrating this utility and discusses revised models of care for children affected by these disorders.