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
Address: 51 North 39th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

51 N 39th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Jacque Duncan, MD

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

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

G. A. Fishman, MD

The Pangere Center for Inherited Retinal Diseases at the Chicago Lighthouse

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Robert Hufnagel, MD, PhD

Medical Genetics and Ophthalmic Genomics Unit

Lasker Clinical Research Scholar
Medical Genetics and Ophthalmic Genomics Unit
Director, Ophthalmic Genomics Laboratory
Address: 10 Center Drive Building 10, Room 10N109 Bethesda, Maryland 20814

R. G. Weleber, MD

Oregon Health & Science University

OHSU Hospital
Address: 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd, Portland, OR

Portland, OR – USA

Anne B. Fulton, MD

Department of Ophthalmology, Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Professor of Ophthalmology
Address: 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

Boston, MA - USA

David Telander, MD, PhD

Retinal Specialist, Retinal Consultants Medical Group

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

Byron L. Lam, MD

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Professor of Ophthalmology
Dr. Mark J. Daily Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology
Address: 900 Northwest 17th Street, Floor 2, Miami, FL 33136