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Inherited retinal diseases are a group of rare eye disorders caused by an inherited gene mutation and can sometimes result in vision loss or blindness. Some people with inherited retinal diseases, for instance those with retinitis pigmentosa (RP) or choroideremia (CHM), experience a gradual loss of vision, eventually leading to complete blindness. Others, with conditions like Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), may be born with or experience vision loss in infancy or early childhood.

The most common inherited retinal diseases include:

  • Retinitis Pigmentosa

  • Leber Congenital Amaurosis

  • Cone-Rod Dystrophy

  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration

  • Choroideremia

These are rare conditions. In fact, retinitis pigmentosa one of the most common inherited retinal diseases only affects 1 in 3500 people in the U.S.

Despite this rarity, they are still awful diseases and research continues to hopefully lead to potential pioneering new treatments and a cure.

To learn more about treatment options or any concerns you may relating to Inherited Retinal Diseases please schedule a visit with Dr El Annan at the Annan Retina Eye Center. Please call 346-22A-NNAN to speak to a member of staff who will be more than happy to help you.

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