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Research grants

Retina UK aims not only to progress research along established threads, but to stimulate new thinking, encourage innovative approaches and nurture original ideas.

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Choroideremia

Choroideremia is a genetic condition that causes progressive vision loss, mostly in males, and is due to degeneration of the specialised light-sensing photoreceptor cells that line the back of the eye.

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Classic retinitis pigmentosa

Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is an inherited eye condition that affects the photoreceptor cells responsible for capturing images from the visual field. These cells line the back of the eye in the region known as the retina.

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Cone-rod dystrophy

Cone-rod dystrophy is less common than rod-cone dystrophy with an incidence of approximately 1 in 80,000.

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Achromatopsia

Achromatopsia is a rare hereditary vision disorder resulting in an absence of colour vision along with additional visual problems.