RP Genome Project: The UK Inherited Retinal Dystrophy ConsortiumLocal Principal Investigator
Professor Graeme BlackStudy Status
Retinal dystrophies are the most common inherited eye problems. They affect the health of the retina, which is the light sensitive film at the back of the eye.
We know that small changes in an individual’s genes can cause these types of problems in some families. Scientists have found some of the genes that cause retinal dystrophy, but we need to find better ways of testing and discovering other genes so that we can give families more information, and develop treatments for the condition.
We will do this by working together in a group of leading UK centres (the UK Inherited Retinal Dystrophy Consortium).
The specific aims of the study are to find new disease causing genes, improve diagnoses and to improve collaborative working around the UKInclusion Criteria
In order to be eligible to participate in this study, an individual must meet all of the following criteria:
A patient that has not been diagnosed with IRD.Open Sites
St Marys Hospital – Manchester, Leeds University; UCL Institute of Ophthalmology; University of Oxford.For more information click here