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Therapy development updates

There are many ongoing clinical and laboratory studies around the world, exploring innovative approaches to treating inherited sight loss.

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Our Partners

We are proud to work collaboratively with a number of corporate partners to enable our community to live fulfilled lives today as well as supporting the pharmaceutical industry in their mission to develop potential new treatments.

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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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NARP syndrome

People with NARP (Neuropathy, Ataxia and Retinitis Pigmentosa) syndrome have neurological (muscle weakness, epilepsy and memory problems) and balance problems in addition to retinitis pigmentosa.

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Bassen-Kornweig syndrome

In this condition, retinitis pigmentosa is accompanied by progressive neurological problems, abnormal red blood cells (acanthocytosis) and defective bowel absorption of fat, leading to very low blood levels of cholesterol and absent beta lipoprotein (Abetalipoproteinaemia).

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Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS)

Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is an inherited, rare condition which impacts many parts of the body including the retina.