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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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Genetic counselling

Genetic counsellors are specially trained healthcare professionals with extensive scientific knowledge who spend time talking to families living with inherited conditions.

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Types of inherited sight loss

Inherited progressive sight loss is caused by a range of rare genetic conditions. We specialise in those which affect the retina.

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Genetic testing

Genetic testing, usually via a blood sample, is used to try and identify which gene contains the fault that is causing an individual’s sight loss.

Complaints Policy

We always aim to provide a high standard of service to our community. If you are unhappy with any of our services it is important that you let us know.

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Regular giving

Giving a regular monthly or quarterly donation of any amount is a wonderful way to help Retina UK support the inherited sight loss community.