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Munis Dundar, Kevan M. A. Gartland and Tommaso Beccari

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Munis Dundar, Kevan M.A. Gartland and Peter B. Gahan

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Andi Abeshi, Vincenza Precone, Tommaso Beccari, Munis Dundar, Benedetto Falsini and Matteo Bertelli

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The main constituents of the genus Sideritis are various terpenoids, sterols, coumarins, flavonoid aglycones and glycosides. Sideritis species have been traditionally used as infusions or flavoring agents and in medicine as anti-inflammatory, antiulcer, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antispasmodic and analgesic agents. This paper includes the following sections: Introduction, Description and distribution of Sideritis spp, Pharmacological effects, Toxicity tests, Rationale for use of Sideritis spp. in ophthalmology and Conclusions. The aim is to provide a comprehensive overview on the botanical, phytochemical and pharmacological aspects of the genus Sideritis, and to establish the scientific basis of its pharmacological use. New approaches to using officinal plants have recently yielded significant results. The paper also reviews this information and provides a critical view on the options for exploiting the potential of Sideritis spp. in ophthalmology.

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Andi Abeshi, Carla Marinelli, Tommaso Beccari, Munis Dundar, Leonardo Colombo and Matteo Bertelli

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We studied the scientific literature and disease guidelines in order to summarize the clinical utility of genetic testing for familial exudative vitreoretinopathy (FEVR). There is insufficient data to determine the prevalence of FEVR. Variations in the FZD4 (OMIM gene: 604579; OMIM disease: 133780), TSPAN12 (OMIM gene: 613138; OMIM disease: 613310) and ZNF408 (OMIM gene: 616454; OMIM disease: 616468) genes have autosomal dominant inheritance, whereas variations in LRP5 (OMIM gene: 603506; OMIM disease: 601813) have autosomal dominant or recessive inheritance and variations in NDP (OMIM gene: 300658; OMIM disease: 305390) have X-linked inheritance. Clinical diagnosis is based on clinical findings, family history, ophthalmological examination, fundoscopy, slit-lamp examination and fluorescein angiography. The genetic test is useful for confirming diagnosis and for differential diagnosis, couple risk assessment and access to clinical trials.

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Andi Abeshi, Francesca Fanelli, Tommaso Beccari, Munis Dundar, Leonardo Colombo and Matteo Bertelli

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We studied the scientific literature and disease guidelines in order to summarize the clinical utility of genetic testing for Inherited eye misalignment (IEM). Forms of IEM associated with variations in the SALL4, CHN1, TUBB3 and KIF21A genes have autosomal dominant inheritance, whereas those associated with variations in the ROBO3, PHOX2A, HOXA1 and HOXB1 genes have autosomal recessive inheritance. The prevalence of MS is currently unknown. Diagnosis is based on clinical findings, family history, visual acuity testing and fundus examination. The genetic test is useful for confirming diagnosis, and for differential diagnosis, couple risk assessment and access to clinical trials.

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Andi Abeshi, Pamela Coppola, Tommaso Beccari, Munis Dundar, Leonardo Colombo and Matteo Bertelli

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We studied the scientific literature and disease guidelines in order to summarize the clinical utility of genetic testing for Mendelian myopia (MM), a large and heterogeneous group of inherited refraction disorders. Variations in the SLC39A5, SCO2 and COL2A1 genes have an autosomal dominant transmission, whereas those in the LRPAP1, P3H2, LRP2 and SLITRK6 genes have autosomal recessive transmission. The prevalence of MM is currently unknown. Clinical diagnosis is based on clinical findings, family history, ophthalmological examination and other tests depending on complications. The genetic test is useful for confirming diagnosis, and for differential diagnosis, couple risk assessment and access to clinical trials.

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Andi Abeshi, Alice Bruson, Tommaso Beccari, Munis Dundar, Leonardo Colombo and Matteo Bertelli

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We studied the scientific literature and disease guidelines in order to summarize the clinical utility of genetic testing for color vision deficiency (CVD). Deuteranopia affects 1 in 12 males and is inherited in an X-linked recessive manner. It is associated with variations in the OPN1LW (OMIM gene: 300822; OMIM disease: 303900) and OPN1MW (OMIM gene: 300821; OMIM disease: 303800) genes. Tritanopia has a prevalence of 1 in 10 000, is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner, and is related to variations in the OPN1SW (OMIM gene: 613522; OMIM disease: 190900) gene. Blue cone monochromatism has a prevalence of 1 in 100 000, is inherited in an X-linked recessive manner and is related to mutations in the OPN1LW (OMIM gene: 300822; OMIM disease: 303700) and OPN1MW (OMIM gene: 300821; OMIM disease: 303700) genes. Clinical diagnosis is based on clinical findings, ophthalmogical examination, family history, electroretingraphy, color vision testing and dark adaptometry. The genetic test is useful for confirming diagnosis, and for differential diagnosis, couple risk assessment and access to clinical trials.

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Andi Abeshi, Francesca Fanelli, Tommaso Beccari, Munis Dundar, Falsini Benedetto and Matteo Bertelli

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We studied the scientific literature and disease guidelines in order to summarize the clinical utility of genetic testing for gyrate atrophy of the choroid and retina (GACR). GACR is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner, and has a prevalence of 1/50000 in Finland. In the international literature there are approximately 200 biochemically confirmed cases. GACR is caused by mutations in the OAT gene. Clinical diagnosis involves ophthalmological examination, electrophysiological testing (electroretinography - ERG), coherence tomography and assay of ornithine levels in body fluids. The genetic test is useful for confirming diagnosis, as well as for differential diagnosis, couple risk assessment and access to clinical trials.

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Andi Abeshi, Carla Marinelli, Tommaso Beccari, Munis Dundar, Benedetto Falsini and Matteo Bertelli

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We studied the scientific literature and disease guidelines in order to summarize the clinical utility of genetic testing for ocular albinism and oculocutaneous albinism. Ocular albinism has X-linked recessive inheritance, with a prevalence that varies from 1/40000 to 1/1000000, and is caused by mutations in the GPR143 and CACNA1F genes. Oculocutaneous albinism has autosomal recessive inheritance, with an overall prevalence of 1/17000, and is caused by mutations in the TYR, OCA2, TYRP1, SLC45A2, SLC24A5 and C10orf11 genes. Clinical diagnosis involves ophthalmological examination, testing of visually evoked potentials (VEP) and electrophysiological testing (ERG). The genetic test is useful for confirming diagnosis, differential diagnosis, for couple risk assessment and access to clinical trials.

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Andi Abeshi, Alice Bruson, Tommaso Beccari, Munis Dundar, Fabiana D’Esposito and Matteo Bertelli

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We studied the scientific literature and disease guidelines in order to summarize the clinical utility of genetic testing for X-linked juvenile retinoschisis (XJR). The disease has X-linked inheritance, a prevalence that varies from one in 5000 to one in 25000 males, and is caused by mutations in the RS1 gene. Clinical diagnosis is based on clinical findings, ophthalmological examination, electroretinography and optical coherence tomography. The genetic test is useful for confirming diagnosis, and for differential diagnosis, couple risk assessment and access to clinical trials.