Rate of Progression of PCDH15-Related Retinal Degeneration in Usher Syndrome 1F
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.