AvaGen:
For Healthcare
Professionals

Clinicians now have more tools than ever to assess risk and for clinical diagnosis. A patient’s unique genomic information is one of these tools that can also be used to assist in diagnosis, contribute to preventative strategies, and allow for management or therapies to begin at a much earlier stage than ever before.

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"The Avellino test has been a great diagnostic tool for us. It’s also just the tip of the iceberg of genetic testing, and I think Avellino Labs is leading that. I can imagine an expansive array of testing that can help rule out other pathologies that can present around the time of refractive surgery or other eye conditions.

The good news is that there are emerging technologies that will allow for CRISPR technology, which may be able to reverse these changes. Now I can sit down with a patient that tested positive for disease and be able to say to them that there is good news in the future. It’s likely in their lifetime that we will have a treatment for Avellino dystrophy. This has implications not only for the patient, but also the patient's family members.

William Wiley, MD

Why use a genetic test for keratorefractive surgery patients, Dr John Marshall

“It’s extremely important in genetic diseases, specifically in the eye, that we have as much diagnostic capacity as we can have.”

"Genetic medicine is the medicine of the future, but in fact, we already have it today. Avellino has been very successful in screening pathologies of the cornea."

John Marshall
Professor of Ophthalmology, Moorfield’s Eye Hospital, London

When to Use AvaGen™

AvaGen™ may be used for early diagnosis and management of kerataconus, corneal crosslinking decisions, and for refractive surgery decisions.

Family History:

Test family members of keratoconus patients helps with early intervention.

Irregular Topography:

Concerns in the cornea such as topography, against-the-rule or oblique astigmatism in younger patients, or thin pacymetry.

Refractive Concerns:

Unstable refractions such as progressive myopia or astigmatism, or steep corneal curvature.

Corneal Refractive Surgery Decisions:

Test suspicious pre-refractive surgery patients, post-LASIK ectasia patients, young laser vision correction candidates, corneal dystrophy patients, or for decisions between LASIK vs. PRK.

When to Use AvaGen™

AvaGen™ may be used for early diagnosis and management of kerataconus, corneal crosslinking decisions, and for refractive surgery decisions.

Family History:

Test family members of keratoconus patients helps with early intervention.

Irregular Topography:

Concerns in the cornea such as topography, against-the-rule or oblique astigmatism in younger patients, or thin pacymetry.

Refractive Concerns:

Unstable refractions such as progressive myopia or astigmatism, or steep corneal curvature.

Family History:

Test suspicious pre-refractive surgery patients, post-LASIK ectasia patients, young laser vision correction candidates, corneal dystrophy patients, or for decisions between LASIK vs. PRK

Genetics in Everyday Practice

Prevalence of keratoconus and importance of early diagnosis

The role of genetic testing can play in early diagnosis of keratoconus

How genetic testing can make keratoconus management more personal and specific

Talking to patients that may have keratoconus about genetic testing

The role of genetic testing in early diagnosis of keratoconus

The role genetic testing can play in corneal cross-linking

How genetic testing can inform vision correction and refractive surgery decisions

How genetic testing can make KC management more personal and specific

Case Study 1-How Genetics Informs Refractive Surgery Decisions

Case Study 2-How Genetics Informs Refractive Surgery Decisions

Why choose AvaGen for your patients

AvaGen helps provide proactive answers to achieve eye health goals for your patients. This could potentially save a patient from future vision loss.

Tailoring medicine with specific, individualized information for patients is — by definition — precision medicine, and Avellino is leading the way in incorporating precision medicine into modern eyecare practices.

Learn more about early prevention of eye disease

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