Hereditary Eye Disease
As our knowledge of genetics increases, we are finding more and more diseases with hereditary patterns.
There are known conditions that we previously knew had genetic patterns such as retinitis pigmentosa, Stargardt’s disease and cone dystrophy. Now we are finding other diseases with genetic predispositions such as retinal schisis or detachment, diabetes, macular degeneration and more.
If your parents or other family members are known to have these conditions or any other vision-debilitating conditions, it would be beneficial to have your eyes examined by your local eye care specialist.