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Ophtalmologists & expert centers in the USA

Many people report that it took many years to achieve a clinical diagnosis of BCM. This is due to the fact that the BCM is a rare disease and you need to consult ophthalmologists specializing in inherited retinal diseases.

Here are some ophthalmologists who have visited other patients with BCM or have worked in scientific research on BCM and/or on similar diseases.

In particular, some eye doctors are carrying out research funded by our foundation and have been chosen for their expertise and for their interest in regard to the BCM.

Ophthalmologists and clinical centers expert in BCM

Tomas S. Aleman, MD

Director Center for Hereditary Retinal Degenerations and Retinal Function Department, Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania

Scheie Eye Institute
Director, Retinal Function and Structure Laboratories
Director, Retinal Degenerations
Director, Retinal Degeneration and Ophthalmic Genetics Fellowship Program
Irene Heinz-Given and John LaPorte Research Professor

51 N 39th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Dr. Jacque Duncan, MD

Professor, Ophthalmology School of Medicine, University of California San Francisco  

Retinal specialist University of California San Francisco (UCSF) – Retina and Vitreous Clinic

The Wayne and Gladys Valley Center for Vision – 490 Illinois Street, #57K San Francisco, CA 94158

José-Alain Sahel, MD

The University of Pittsburgh, Department of Ophthalmology

Distinguished Professor and Chairman

Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Exceptional Class Professor at Sorbonne Université, Paris

The Eye and Ear Foundation Endowed Chair

1622 Locust Street 5th Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Mark Pennesi, MD, PhD, FARVO

Director, Ophthalmic Genetics
Retina Foundation
Dallas, Texas

Professor of Ophthalmology

Professor of Molecular and Medical Genetics

Paul H. Casey Ophthalmic Genetics Division

Casey Eye Institute

Oregon Health & Science University

9600 North Central Expressway, Suite 200, Dallas, Texas 75231

Paul A. Sieving, MD, PhD

UC Davis Health, Medical Center Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
Ophthalmology Clinic-Eye Center

Neil and MJ Kelly Presidential Chair
Director, Clinical Service for Inherited Retinal Dystrophies
Research Director, Department of Ophthalmology
Director, Center for Ocular Regenerative Therapy (CORT)
Director, Center for Visual Sciences (CVS)
Professor, Department of Ophthalmology

4860 Y St. suite 2400, Sacramento, CA 95817

Edwin M. Stone MD, PhD

University of Iowa Health Care The University of Iowa Istitute for Vision Research

Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Director, Carver Nonprofit Genetic Testing Laboratory

Director, Molecular Ophthalmology Laboratory

Director, Carver Family Center for Macular Degeneration

Director, Institute for Vision Research

Seamans-Hauser Chair in Molecular Ophthalmology

200 Hawkins Drive Iowa City, IA 52242

Marc T. Mathias, MD

Department of Ophthalmology University of Colorado School of Medicine UCHealth Eye Center

Assistant Professor
Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery

1675 Aurora Ct, Aurora, CO 80045, United States

Amy Hutchinson, MD

Professor of Ophthalmology at Emory University School of Medicine
Interim Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology Emory Eye Center

365 Clifton Road Northeast, Bldg B, Fl 5 Atlanta, GA 30322

David Birch, MD, PhD

Retina Foundation of the Southwest

Scientific Director

Director, Rose-Silverthorne Retinal Degenerations Laboratory

9600 North Central Expressway, Suite 200, Dallas, Texas 75231

Robert Hufnagel, MD, PhD

Medical Genetics and Ophthalmic Genomics Unit

Director, Medical Genetics and Ophthalmic Unit

Co-Director, Ophthalmic Genomics Laboratory

10 Center Drive Building 10 Bethesda, Maryland 20814. National Eye Institute (NEI) – Room 10N109.

Paul Yang, MD, PhD

OHSU, Casey Eye Institute

Chief, Paul H. Casey Ophthalmic Genetics Division

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine

545 S.W. Campus Drive Portland, Oregon 97239

Anne B. Fulton, MD

Harward Medical School, Department of Ophthalmology Boston Children’s Hospital

Professor of Ophthalmology

300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA

David Telander, MD, PhD

University of California Davis

Clinical Professor

3 Parkcenter Drive, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA, 95825, USA

Byron M. Lam, MD

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute University of Miami Health System  

Professor of Ophthalmology
Dr. Mark J. Daily Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology

900 Northwest 17th Street, Floor 2, Miami, FL 33136, USA