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Hon. Jenny Mikakos visits for launch of Ocular Genetics Clinic

June 27, 2019

In May the Honourable Jenny Mikakos Minister of Health marked the opening of a new clinic for genetic eye conditions, a partnership between The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and The Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Chief Executive Officer Mark Petty said the Ocular Genetics clinic provides a ‘one-stop-shop’ for patients who have an inherited eye condition or are at risk of inheriting or passing on an eye condition.

The clinic provides world class diagnostics, genetic testing, advice and treatment from ophthalmologists, clinical geneticists, orthoptists and genetic counsellors. 

Lead Ophthalmologist, Dr Jon Ruddle says genetic therapy offers hope.

“This will empower patients and their family members to learn, achieve better diagnosis, gauge progression rates, and in the not-too-distant future offer world beating treatments.”

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