Hereditary Retinal Degenerations

The Center for Hereditary Retinal Degenerations provides diagnostic evaluation and clinical consultation for patients with inherited forms of retinal degeneration and performs research leading to a greater understanding of the basis of these conditions. The ultimate goal is to provide treatment for these disorders that are currently incurable.

The Retinal Function department performs electrophysiological tests (ERG, EOG, VEP), psychophysical tests (color vision, perimetry, dark adaptation), and imaging tests.



Genetic Counselor

  • Sharon B. Wolfe-Schwartz, MS, CGC


  • Elaine E. Smilko, RN, BA

Clinical Coordinators

  • Elizabeth A.M. Windsor, BA
  • Michelle Doobrajh, BA


  • Alexander Sumaroka, PhD
  • Alejandro J. Roman, MS
  • Malgorzata Swider, PhD