By B. Wissinger, S. Kohl, U. Langenbeck, F. Bandello
The target of this ebook is to reinforce mutual realizing and conversation among ophthalmologists, molecular geneticists, genetic counselors and biomedical researchers. within the introductory bankruptcy, present genetic paradigms and experimental genetic methods proper to the character of hereditary problems are mentioned. the subsequent contribution at the epidemiology of hereditary ocular problems offers a great connection with geneticists in addition to clinicians. Myopia is gifted as an instance of a fancy scientific phenotype the place genes and atmosphere have interaction. additional molecular ophthalmogenetic subject matters, resembling corneal dystrophies, cataract, glaucoma, opticus neuropathy, non-syndromic and syndromic pigmentary retinopathies, defects of diet A metabolism and macular dystrophies together with age-related macular degeneration, are investigated extensive. the amount concludes with a survey of colour imaginative and prescient deficiencies, a dialogue of animal versions and gene remedy, and an invaluable description of technical units assisting sufferers who're wasting sight.