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May is Healthy Vision Month
- CDC feature: You should have a comprehensive dilated eye exam to check for common eye problems. Know your family’s eye health history. It’s important to know if anyone in your family has been diagnosed with an eye disease or condition, since many are hereditary.
- NIH encourages Americans to make vision a priority during Healthy Vision Month, Statement from National Eye Institute Director, May 1
- Recommendations for genetic testing of inherited eye diseases: Report of the American Academy of Ophthalmology Task Force on Genetic Testing
- American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends offering genetic testing to patients with clinical findings suggestive of a Mendelian disorder with identified gene(s)
- American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends against routine genetic testing for complex disorders like age-related macular degeneration