Outlook optimistic for uncommon inherited retinal dystrophies

Inherited retinal dystrophies affect far fewer individuals in the Western world, in contrast to other more common and widespread retinal disorders, but the interest in therapies and treatments of inherited dystrophies is growing.
The most prevalent inherited retinal dystrophies are retinitis pigmentosa, Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA) and Stargardt disease, according to a 2012 study published in Current Genomics. Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) affects one in 3,500 to one in 4,000 people in the United States and Europe. In China, RP affects an estimated one in 1,000 people, and in India, one (Read more...)

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