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Funding paves the way for achromatopsia

A research project funded by Retina UK helped pave the way to a new gene therapy that has recently produced encouraging results in two young people with achromatopsia, a condition that causes complete colour-blindness and poor overall vision from birth.

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Involving our community

Our community is informed and knowledgeable about current research projects into the cause(s) of and treatments for these conditions.

x-linked inheritance

X-linked inheritance means that the faulty gene is located on the X chromosome, the larger of the two sex chromosomes.

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Trusts and Foundations

Inherited retinal dystrophies (IRDs) are the leading cause of blindness in working-age people in the UK, and children as young as eighteen-months are regularly diagnosed.

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Alstrom syndrome

Alstrom syndrome is an inherited condition which affects many body systems.

Genetic testing: an essential topic for discussion with the IRD community

As Luxturna reaches the clinic and other gene-specific therapies for inherited retinal disease get closer to the end of the development pipeline, it is becoming ever more important that affected families can access a genetic diagnosis, potentially opening up choices around treatment and clinical trial participation.