This study is in progress, not accepting new patients
Rate of Progression in USH2A Related Retinal Degeneration
Usher Syndrome, Type 2A Retinitis Pigmentosa 39 Usher Syndromes Retinitis Retinitis Pigmentosa Retinal Degeneration
Lead Scientist at UCSF
- Jacque Duncan, MD
Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) affects about 1 in 3,500 people worldwide. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects as many as 1 in 4 people by the age of 75 and is the leading cause of blindness in people over age 50 in the United States. Both RP and AMD have a hereditary basis, and currently, there is no cure for either of these types of hereditary retinal degeneration.