Is There a Genetic Test For Your Type of Ectodermal Dysplasia?

The National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias, just 25 years ago, began supporting research.  The research was to identify the genes which cause the 180+ ectodermal dysplasias. Those efforts have paid off. We know many of the causative genes for many of these conditions, but not all. We still have lots of work to do! One of…

Dry Eyes in Ectodermal Dysplasias

By Richard A. Lewis, M.D., M.S. Many different disorders of the eye affect the stability of the tear film; an unstable tear film is a hallmark of “dry eyes”.  Proper classification of the cause of a tear deficiency is critical for several reasons: Appropriate therapy depends on proper diagnosis; Certain conditions of dry eyes are…