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The Southwest Eye Registry

Distribution of disease types and mutations
  • Dianna H. Wheaton
  • Stephen P. Daiger
  • David G. Birch

Abstract

The Southwest Eye Registry (SER) is a regional database encompassing Texas and the neighboring states of New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Louisiana, with the Dallas metropolitan area at the core. Patients with inherited retinal degenerations or allied disorders are referred for inclusion in the database by ophthalmologists specializing in retinal diseases. The SER was established to serve as a formal mechanism to maintain clinical, functional, and molecular genetic data generated by the Retina Foundation of the Southwest (RFSW; Dallas, TX), the Human Genetics Center (Univ. Texas; Houston, TX) and collaborating laboratories. Reported here is an initial analysis of this database.

Keywords

Macular Degeneration Retinitis Pigmentosa Retinal Degeneration Retinal Disease Database Population 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dianna H. Wheaton
    • 1
  • Stephen P. Daiger
    • 2
  • David G. Birch
    • 1
  1. 1.Retina Foundation of the SouthwestDallasUSA
  2. 2.Human Genetics Center and Dept. of Ophthalmology and Visual ScienceUniversity of TexasHoustonUSA

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