Ophthalmic Genetics Service at the University of Kentucky.

The Ophthalmic Genetics Service at the University of Kentucky provides specialized care to children and adults with inherited degenerative eye conditions. Many of our patients do not have a known family history of eye diseases but they can have symptoms such as trouble seeing in the dark, blurry vision, blind spots, bumping into things, tripping, intolerance to light, problems distinguishing colors, etc.

Our mission is to provide the most advanced care to our patients, conduct novel research, and provide training opportunities for doctors around the world.

To schedule an appointment please contact

Telephone 859-323-5867

Conditions we specialize in:

  • Achromatopsia
  • Albinism
  • Aniridia
  • Blue-cone monochromatism
  • Bardet-Biedl Syndrome
  • Chromosomal disorders with ocular features
  • Coloboma
  • Congenital cataracts
  • Congenital nystagmus
  • Corneal dystrophies
  • Craniofacial syndromes
  • Dominant optic atrophy (DOA)
  • Ectopia lentis
  • Enhanced S-cone syndrome
  • Hereditary optic neuropathies
  • Joubert Syndrome
  • Leber congenital amaurosis
  • Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON)
  • Macular dystrophies
  • Microphthalmia
  • Neurocutaneous syndromes (Phakomatoses)
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Peroxisomal disorders PEX1, PEX6 spectrum
  • Retinal dystrophies
  • Retinitis pigmentosa
  • Stargardt disease
  • Stickler syndrome
  • Tuberous sclerosis
  • Usher syndrome
  • Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome
  • X-linked retinoschisis


  • Age-related macular degeneration and similar conditions