Rate of Progression in EYS Related Retinal Degeneration
Retinitis Pigmentosa Eye Diseases EYS mutation Retinitis Retinal Degeneration
Lead Scientist at UCSF
- Jacque Duncan, M.D.
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.