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If you are looking for a doctor who has experience in diagnosing Bietti’s Crystalline Dystrophy (BCD), the list below may be helpful. We have listed over 40 doctors, in North America, Asia, Europe, Oceania and the Middle East. Find the doctor close to you and get connected.

If you are a retinal specialist and you have experience in diagnosing BCD, please kindly send your clinic/hospital address and a contact phone or email to info@invinciblevision.org, so more patients can be correctly diagnosed. “Only 1 out of 6 BCD patients was initially correctly diagnosed of BCD”, as Prof Dr med Francis Munier pointed it out in his paper “Bietti’s crystalline corneoretinal dystrophy: a cross-sectional studyRetina;24:416–426

NORTH AMERICA

The United States:

California

Clement C. Chow, M.D.
Retinal Diagnostic Center
3395 S Bascom Ave, #140
Campbell, CA 95008
Phone: 408-559-0666
Jacque Duncan, MD
Retina and Vitreous Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2800
(note: this clinic will be moving to a new building at Mission Bay on 4th Street around October 2020)
Michael B. Gorin MD PhD
Stein Eye Institute – Doris Eye Research Building
Department of Ophthalmology – David Geffen School of Medicine – UCLA
200 Stein Building
Los Angeles, California 90095
Phone: 310 794-5400
gorinpatients@jsei.ucla.edu
Maziar Lalezary, M.D.
8383 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 440,
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Phone: (310) 571-5026
Toll-Free: (844) 373-8462
Fax:  (844) 373-8462
Web: BHRetina.com

Maryland

Laryssa Huryn, MD and Johnny Tam, Ph.D.
Ophthalmic Genetics and Visual Function Branch
National Eye Institute/National Institutes of Health
10 Center Drive, 10D45
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: 301-435-8810

New York

Stephen H. Tsang, MD, PhD.
Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute
635 West 165th Street
New York, NY 10032
Phone: +1-212-305-9535

Ohio

Elias I. Traboulsi, M.D., M.Ed.
Stanley Stone Endowed Chair of Pediatric Ophthalmology
Director, The Center for Genetic Eye Diseases
Cole Eye Institute
Cleveland Clinic
i32, 9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Office number 216-4458514

Oregon

Mark Pennesi, MD/PhD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Kenneth C. Swan Endowed Professor
Chief, Paul H. Casey Ophthalmic Genetics Division
Casey Eye Institute
Oregon Health & Science University
Clinic address:
OHSU Casey Eye Institute Clinic, Marquam Hill
515 SW Campus Drive
Portland, Oregon 97239
Phone: 503-494-8386
Dr. Paul Yang
OHSU – Casey Eye Institute 
3375 SW Terwilliger Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97239
Phone: 503-494-3000

Pennsylvania

Tomas S. Aleman, M.D., FARVO
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Scheie Eye Institute at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-662-8676

Clinic for pediatric patients only:
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
3401 Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-590-0603

Texas

Richard Alan Lewis, M.D., M.S.
Departments of Ophthalmology & Molecular and Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine
Jamail Specialty Care Center
1977 Butler Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77030 
Appointments: (713) 798-6100.  Fax: (713) 798-5083.
Physicians ONLY may refer by calling: (713) 798-1606
Christina Y. Weng, MD, MBA
Baylor College of Medicine
1977 Butler Blvd.
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: (713) 798-6100

Virginia

Natario L. Couser, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Pediatrics, and Human & Molecular Genetics
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU
1000 E. Broad Street
Children’s Pavilion, 6th FL, Suite K
Richmond, VA 23298
Website: https://www.chrichmond.org/services/ophthalmology/ophthalmology-genetics
For patients/families to request an appointment in the VCU Eye Genetics clinic, please email Anna Harrison at anna.harrison@vcuhealth.org.
Ophthalmology genetics | Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU
Eye genetics. Our Eye Genetics Specialty Clinic cares for both children and adults with known or suspected inherited eye diseases. As the only dedicated specialized ocular genetic clinic of its kind in the state, we serve children and families from across Virginia and surrounding states.

Washington

Dr. Eric Subong
Bellingham Retinal Specialists
200 Westerly Road
Bellingham, WA 98226
Phone: 360-656-5839

Mexico:

Juan Carlos Zenteno, MD, PhD
Institute of Ophthalmology “Conde de Valenciana”-Dept. of Genetics,
Chimalpopoca 14, Col. Doctores, Cuauhtemoc 06800,
Mexico City, Mexico.
Tel: 55 54421700 ext 3212
Dr. Juan Carlos Zenteno
Instituto de Oftalmología “Conde de Valenciana”,
Departamento de Genética,
Calle Chimalpopoca #14, Col. Doctores. Del. Cuauhtemoc 06800,
Ciudad de México, México.
Tel. 55 54421700 ext 3212.

Canada:

Montreal

Rob Koenekoop, MD, PhD, FARVO
Professor of Paediatric Surgery, Genetics and Ophthalmology, 
McGill University Health Centre, Glen site, Rm A02.3913
1001 Blvd Decarie, Montreal
Que H4A 3J1 Canada 
Email: fightingblindness@cmbmed.com
fax 514 906 8081
Website for visits for patients with retinal degenerations:
http://www.cliniquepourenfants.com

Toronto

Radha P. Kohly, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Avenue, M-Wing, 1st Floor, Room 202-B
Toronto, ON  M4N 3M5
Phone: 416-480-5607

Vancouver

K. Gregory-Evans MD PhD FRCS FRCOphth FRCSC
Professor of Ophthalmology 
Dept. Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences 
University of British Columbia 
Room 370, Eye Care Centre, 
2550 Willow Street, Vancouver, BC, CANADA.V5Z3N9
Secretary number (for bookings): 778-968-4349
Fax: 604-875-4663
Email: kge30@mail.ubc.ca
Website: http://ophthalmology.med.ubc.ca/person/k-gregory-evans/

ASIA

Taiwan:

Taipei

Dr. Ta-Ching Chen
Ophthalmologist, Department of Ophthalmology, National Taiwan University Hospital
Secretary General, Taiwan Retina Society
No. 7, Zhongshan S. Rd.,
Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City 100,
Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Patient info email address: TaiwanIRDproject@gmail.com

陳達慶 醫師
台灣大學醫學院附設醫院 眼科部
100台灣台北市中正區中山南路7號
TIP (Taiwan Inherited retinal degeneration Project) 專用信箱:TaiwanIRDproject@gmail.com

China:

Beijing

Dr. Qian Li
Beijing Tongren Eye Center
Beijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical University
No.1 Dongjiaominxiang, Dongcheng District
Beijing, Post code 100730
P.R. China
email: drqianli.eye@gmail.com

李倩 医生
北京市东城区东交民巷1号
首都医科大学附属北京同仁医院眼科中心
微信号: BJ_TRHOSPITAL_DrLIYU

Hong Kong:

Dr Timothy Y Y Lai
2010 Retina and Macula Centre
Room 2201-3, 
26 Nathan Road,
Tsim Sha Tsui, 
Kowloon, HONG KONG
Tel: +852- 26482010
賴旭佑醫生
2010 眼專科白內障中心 
九龍尖沙咀彌敦道26號22樓2201-2203室

Japan:

Dr. Takeshi Iwata
Head of Japan Eye Genetics Consortium
President of Global Eye Genetics Consortium
Director of Molecular and Cellular Biology Division
National Institute of Sensory Organs
National Hospital Organization Tokyo Medical Center
2-5-1 Higashigaoka, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8902 Japan
Email: takeshi.iwata@kankakuki.go.jp
Dr. Takaaki Hayashi
Department of Ophthalmology, 
The Jikei University School of Medicine, 
3-25-8 Nishi-shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8461, Japan
Email: takaaki@amy.hi-ho.ne.jp
105-8461 東京都港区西新橋 3-25-8
東京慈恵会医科大学 眼科
林 孝彰
Phone number: 81-3-3433-1111

India:

Dr. Shrutika Kankariya
Asian Eye Hospital
Sakar 10, 3rd floor, (Above Fab India, Opposite Jehangir Hospital)
Station Road, Pune,
Maharashtra 411001,
India
Phone # +91 20 2616 2424
Website: http://www.asianeyehospital.com/best-retina-surgeon-in-pune-india-dr-shrutika-kankariya.php
Dr. Chaitanya A. Datar
MBBS, MD (Medical Genetics)
Clinical & Metabolic Geneticist
Sujanan Clinic
201, 2nd Floor, Nandadeep Complex,
F.C. Road, Above Hotel Vitthal,
Near Tukaram Paduka Chowk,
Pune 411004
Phone # +91-20-48561400

EUROPE

Belgium:

Bart P LEROY, MD, PhD
Professor of Ophthalmology & Head of Department
Dept of Ophthalmology
Ghent University Hospital & Ghent University
Corneel Heymanslaan 10
9000 Ghent
BELGIUM
Patient contact telephone number/appointments: +32-9-3322306
Patient info email address: poli.oogziekten@uzgent.be

Our Department of Ophthalmology provides a fully integrated superspecialist service for patients with inherited eye diseases, including Bietti Crystalline Dystrophy. Both an in-depth eye evaluation with all additional functional and imaging tests required, as well as genetic counseling and DNA analysis to support a clinical diagnosis are services routinely offered in our national Belgian reference center. We are a member of the European Reference Network for Rare Eye Diseases (ERN-EYE). The team is led by Prof Bart P LEROY, with two other clinician-specialists available for ophthalmic genetics: Dr Julie DE ZAEYTIJD and Dr Sophie WALRAEDT. Our Department is working closely with the team of Molecular Genetics Laboratory led by Prof Elfride DE BAERE, MD, PhD, of the Center for Medical Genetics Ghent at our Hospital. We provide outpatient visit services in Dutch, French and English, for Belgian and international patients.

France:

Prof. David Gaucher
Vitreo-retinal specialist
Ophthalmology department
NHC, University hospital of Strasbourg
France.
Mail: david.gaucher@chru-strasbourg.fr

Germany:

Prof. Dr. med. Ulrich Kellner
AugenZentrum Siegburg
Europaplatz 3
D-53721 Siegburg
Appointments: netzhaut@augenzentrum-siegburg.de
Katarina Stingl, MD
Unit for Hereditary Retinal Degenerations
Center for Ophthalmology
University of Tuebingen
Elfriede-Aulhorn-Str. 7
72076 Tübingen
GERMANY
Contacts for appointments: neuro.oph@med.uni-tuebingen.de or +49 7071 29-88620

Italy:

Prof. Francesca Simonelli, M.D.
Professor and Chief of Ophthalmology
University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli
Via S. Pansini, 5
80131 Napoli, Italy
voice & fax. + 39 – 081-5666607

Spain:

Dr. Gerardo P. García García
Department of Medical Retina and Inherited Retinal Diseases.
University General Hospital of Alicante
Phone: +34 687078505
Email: zemfira36@hotmail.com

Switzerland:

Prof Dr med Francis Munier
Jules-Gonin Eye Hospital
Oculogenetic Unit
Avenue de France 15
1002 Lausanne
Switzerland
Tel +41 21 626 85 80
Fax +41 21 626 85 44
Prof. Dr. Pascal Escher
Universitätsklinik für Augenheilkunde
Inselspital
Freiburgstrasse
3010 Bern
Switzerland

United Kingdom:

Dr. Andrew Webster
Consultant Ophthalmologist and Lead Genetic Service
Moorfields Eye Hospital.
162 City Road
London EC1V 2PD.
Dr. Michel Michaelides
Clinica London,
140 Harley Street,
London, W1G 7LB
Tel: 0207 934 7990 or 0207 487 9084
Email: secretary@clinicalondon.co.uk or jenny.burrows@clinicalondon.co.uk

THE MIDDLE EAST

Israel:

Itay Chowers, M.D.
Chairman
Professor of Ophthalmology
Diseases of the Retina and Vitreous
Phone: +972-2-6776365
Email: eyes@hadassah.org.il
Eyal Banin, MD, PhD
Professor of Ophthalmology
Director, Center for Retinal and Macular Degenerations
Department of Ophthalmology
Phone: +972-2-6776365
Email: eyes@hadassah.org.il
Dror Sharon, PhD
Professor of Experimental Ophthalmology
Director, Molecular Ophthalmology Laboratory
Phone: +972-2-6776365
Email: eyes@hadassah.org.il

Lebanon:

Ahmad Mansour, MD
Marignan Building 11th floor
Cairo and Surati Street
Next to AUB-MC and Patchi
Beirut, Lebanon
9613377633 Cell Phone
am37@aub.edu.lb

Turkey:

Ali Osman Saatci
Dokuz Eylul University
Department of Ophthalmology (Dokuz Eylul Hastanesi Göz Bölümü)
İnciralti,
İzmir
Phone: 5327437071 (within Turkey)
Email: osman.saatci@yahoo.com
Murat Karacorlu, MD,MSc, FEBO
Professor of Ophthalmology

Serra Arf, MD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Isil Sayman Muslubas, MD, FEBO
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Mumin Hocaoglu, MD, FEBO
Medical and Surgical Retina Specialist

Istanbul Retina Institute
Hakki Yeten Cad. UNIMED Center, No.19/7
Sisli-Istanbul 34349 TURKEY

Phone. +90 212-2313121
Fax. +90 212-2332425
info@istanbulretina.com
http://www.istanbulretina.com

OCEANIA

New Zealand:

Dr. Andrea Vincent
Retina Specialists
20 Titoki St, Parnell, Auckland
Phone: +64 9 3072020
Email: info@retinaspecialists.co.nz

If you are a retinal specialist and you have experience in diagnosing BCD, please send your clinic/hospital address and a contact phone or email for patients to book appointments to info@invinciblevision.org
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