What is included in patient education about hemoglobinopathy retinopathy?

Updated: Sep 03, 2019
  • Author: Brian A Phillpotts, MD; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Patients with sickle cell disease should be well informed of their current and potential long-term complications.

Encourage patients to enroll at a local or regional sickle cell clinic.

Provide patients with information regarding a local support group.

Encourage parents to seek genetic counseling prior to starting a family.


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