Family Eye Conditions

"Family History of Eye Conditions: When to Consult an Ophthalmologist"

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Navigating Genetic Predispositions for Comprehensive Eye Care 

A family history of eye conditions can significantly impact your risk of developing certain ocular issues. At Peachtree Ophthalmology, we emphasize the importance of consulting an eye doctor when there’s a family history of eye conditions. Our eye clinic is located between Norcross and Peachtree Corners for your convenience. Here’s when you should seek professional advice:

Glaucoma in the Family: A family history of glaucoma increases your risk of developing this condition. Regular ophthalmic check-ups can help detect and manage glaucoma early. 

Macular Degeneration Predisposition: If your family has a history of macular degeneration, regular eye examinations become essential for early detection and preventive measures. 

Retinal Conditions: Conditions such as retinal detachment or hereditary retinal disorders may run in families. Dr. Washington can assess your risk and provide tailored care to manage potential genetic predispositions. 

Genetic Cataract Risk: Certain types of cataracts can have a genetic component. Ophthalmologic consultations can help assess your risk and determine appropriate preventive measures. 

Hereditary Refractive Errors: Nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism can have a hereditary component. Timely interventions can address these refractive errors to maintain optimal vision. 

Understanding your family’s eye health history allows our eye clinic to provide personalized care and early interventions when necessary. Schedule an appointment at Peachtree Ophthalmology to navigate genetic predispositions for comprehensive eye care. 

How To Contact Us

Our eye clinic is ideally located close to the intersection of Holcomb Bridge Rd and Spalding Dr. Serving Norcross GA, Duluth, Sandy Springs, Roswell & Johns Creek.


4045 Wetherburn Way, Ste 1
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

Phone & Fax


Office Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sat & Sun: Closed

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