FEVR has different inheritance patterns depending on the
Making a diagnosis for a genetic or rare disease can often be challenging. Healthcare professionals typically look at a person’s medical history, symptoms, physical exam, and laboratory test results in order to make a diagnosis. The following resources provide information relating to diagnosis and testing for this condition. If you have questions about getting a diagnosis, you should contact a healthcare professional.
Research helps us better understand diseases and can lead to advances in diagnosis and treatment. This section provides resources to help you learn about medical research and ways to get involved.
Support and advocacy groups can help you connect with other patients and families, and they can provide valuable services. Many develop patient-centered information and are the driving force behind research for better treatments and possible cures. They can direct you to research, resources, and services. Many organizations also have experts who serve as medical advisors or provide lists of doctors/clinics. Visit the group’s website or contact them to learn about the services they offer. Inclusion on this list is not an endorsement by GARD.
These resources provide more information about this condition or associated symptoms. The in-depth resources contain medical and scientific language that may be hard to understand. You may want to review these resources with a medical professional.
Got a Great Research Idea? ‘All of Us’ Wants to Hear It!
January 18, 2018
New NCATS Rare Diseases Research Video
December 27, 2017
Rare Disease Day at NIH on March 1, 2018
December 19, 2017
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We have a young child who was diagnosed with familial exudative vitreoretinopathy but there is no history of anything even closely similar in either side of our son’s genetic background going back three generations. So as you might expect, my wife and I are wondering where it came from, what triggered it and how will this impact his lineage. See answer
My child has fevr. She also has other medical problems, and I am trying to find out if they are linked together with this disease. Could you please tell me if there are other children with this and what there outcomes have been? See answer
I am a teacher and I have a student with FEVR. I would like to know if there are any strategies for me to implement to help him. He has undergone laser surgery and wears glasses. He is a second grader and I would like him to meet with success. See answer