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How to see a genetic eye specialist?
Coping with sight loss
Eye Clinic Liaison Officers (ECLOs)
Education and learning
Family support service (FSS)
Registration for sight impairment
Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS)
Driving and alternative transport
Genetics basics and inheritance pattern
Genetic counselling and genetic testing: for patients
Genetic counselling: for professionals
Clinical genetic testing: for professionals
Microphthalmia, anophthalmia, coloboma (MAC) and aniridia
Cataract and lens associated
Anterior segment dysgenesis including glaucoma
Therapies under research
Searching for current research or trials
Research Opportunities At Moorfields
Retinitis pigmentosa: for professionals
Retinitis pigmentosa is a genetically heterogenous group of inherited retinal dystrophies mainly characterised by predominant rod impairment initially followed by subsequent cone dysfunction. Over 80 genes have been attributed to RP resulting in significant clinical heterogeneity. 20-30% of patients have syndromic RP. The most common are Usher syndrome and Bardet-Biedl syndrome.
Retinitis pigmentosa: for patients
Retinitis pigmentosa is the most common form of inherited retinal degeneration worldwide. It causes progressive but permanent visual impairment. Patients typically experience night blindness and blind spots in their side vision initially, progressing to central visual disturbance later on, causing difficulties in tasks like reading and watching TV.
Stem cells are immature cells with the ability to develop into different specialised cell types in the body. Apart from being utilised in the laboratory to study diseases and to discover new drugs, it is also being explored as a treatment option for various eye conditions in the form of stem cell transplantation.
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