The Genetics of Common Strabismus

October 5, 2018

headshot of David Hunter, MD, PhDIn a first step toward cracking the genetics of common strabismus, Elizabeth C. Engle, MD; David Hunter, MD, PhD; Mary C. Whitman, MD, PhD; and chief orthoptist Sarah MacKinnon contributed to a study, published in IOVS, that identified significant gene associations in strabismus and suggested a hereditary effect.

The authors pored through more than 10 years of data to understand the linkage in patients. Study subjects on three continents having esotropia (when an eye turns inward) were tested for gene replication.