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Department of Genetics and Molecular Biology

Genetic counseling:

Apart from chromosomal testing and molecular diagnostics our department also renders genetic counseling services through ophthalmic geneticist of the hospital. During the Genetic Counseling session a pedigree chart (family chart) of the patient is generated & the ophthalmologist accomplishes the following:

1) Define the diagnosis.
2) Comprehend the risk of transmission.
3) Explicate the nature of the disease.
4) Resolve the management of the disease.

Ramprasad VL, George R, Sripriya S, Nirmaladevi J, Vijaya L, Kumaramanickavel G. Molecular genetic analysis of a consanguineous South Indian family with congenital glaucoma: Relevance of genetic testing and counseling. Ophthalmic Genetics 2007 Jan-Mar; 28(1):17-24