Ocular genetics in Taiwan

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Abstract

Purpose of review

Ocular genetics is an emerging specialty which has accompanied the advancement of modern genetic technology. This review is to understand the current status of practice in ocular genetics in Taiwan.

Recent findings

There is only one ocular genetics clinic in Taiwan. Certified clinical laboratories provide few gene tests in ocular genetics. Most ocular genetic study is focused on myopia. Financial obstacles are a major problem for patients to seek gene tests.

Summary

Despite a relatively successful, healthcare system in Taiwan, when compared with developed countries, ocular genetics is at an early stage of development. More financial resources and labor are needed to advance clinical care and research.

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