Discover Your Choices
This website explains how genetic testing may help you and your family discover more about your inherited sight loss condition and how to unlock choices.
Knowing our genetic diagnosis is a gift; we are now in the best position to make choices and take up any treatment opportunities that arise.
Getting a genetic test result was so important; I now have the information I need to volunteer for appropriate trials and I can be confident about my children’s future.
Discover Genetic Counselling
Every family is different
Genetic counsellors are specially trained healthcare professionals who can discuss with you your family’s circumstances and choices about testing.
The counselling was informative, thorough and sensitively carried out and covered both myself and my wider family.
It felt like a big weight had been lifted and finally lots of questions which had been building up over the years were answered in terms I could understand.
- Refer to Dr D Williams, Birmingham City Hospital, B18 7QH
- Adult genetics clinic: Refer to Dr Martin McKibbin
- Paediatric clinic: Refer to Rachael Pilling and Mr John Bradbury at Bradford Royal Infirmary, BD9 6RJ
- Ophthalmic genetic clinic: refer to Miss Amanda Churchill, Bristol Eye Hospital, BS1 2LX
Frequently asked questions
Speak to your GP, or ophthalmologist if you have one; they will be able to make the appropriate referrals. See Discover Getting a Referral. Your current ophthalmologist may be able to arrange the test themselves.
Any child or adult who has signs or symptoms of an inherited sight loss condition can get a genetic test, no matter what their age. Predictive testing and carrier testing is usually only offered to adults unless the family condition is one that can start in childhood. See Discover Genetic Testing.
Printed On: 2 August 2021