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November 1986

Genetics for Primary Eye Care Practitioners

Arch Ophthalmol. 1986;104(11):1600. doi:10.1001/archopht.1986.01050230038027

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Genetics for Primary Eye Care Practitioners is a concise paperback manual that offers the eye clinician a convenient source of information about ophthalmic genetics. The text includes sections covering basic genetic biology, modes of transmission, inheritance of common genetic ocular diseases, and discussion of genetic counseling.

"The... complaint that genetic material is difficult to remember should no longer be an impediment; have this manual nearby and use it..."

Hereditary disease has long been recognized as a major area of concern and disease in ophthalmology. Very few practitioners have the opportunity to observe any specific clinical entity frequently. The presentation of genetic information to patients and the families of patients is a fundamental responsibility of ophthalmologists and others. We must also offer useful preparatory material to geneticists who are involved in the counseling of our patients.

This manual should be very useful as a first source of information in patient care

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