Genomics for the Practicing OD

Lesley L. Walls, OD, MD, DOS

COPE #32430-SD

Expires August 1, 2014

2 credits, $49

Section: General Optometry/Systemic Disease

 

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INTRODUCTION

 

If you think you have seen dramatic technological changes in the last five years, just watch the next five!

 

Regarding the access to an incredible amount of genetic information it has been said that “even if we do not know and do not want to know, we now know that we can know”…and, “choosing not to know can be as heavy a burden as choosing to know”.

 

1 Family Portrait

Figure 2: A pediatric patient with Smith-Magenis Syndrome

(photo used with permission of the family)