Other Retinal Diseases

The First International Symposium on Translational Clinical Research for Inherited and Orphan Retinal Diseases

The Foundation Fighting Blindness Clinical Research Institute (FFB CRI) hosted the Symposium to discuss, evaluate, and promote translational research for the development of preventions, treatments, and cures for retinal degenerative diseases. FFB CRI was established in 2002 to expedite the translation of laboratory-based research into clinical trials for treatment of hereditary orphan retinal diseases.

Rod-Cone Dystrophy

Rod-cone dystrophy results from a primary loss of rod photoreceptors, followed by loss of cones.

The term, rod-cone dystrophy is used as an 'umbrella term' to imply retinal defects that impact primarily rod cells, with cone cells spared, at least until later stages of the disease. It can be used to generically define any retinal degenerative disease that exhibits this condition.

Retinoschisis

What is Juvenile Retinoschisis?

Juvenile retinoschisis is an inherited disease diagnosed in childhood that causes progressive loss of central and peripheral (side) vision due to degeneration of the retina.

Refsum

Refsum disease is an extremely rare and complex disorder that affects many parts of the body.  A form of the retinal degenerative disease known as retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a common feature of this disease.

What is Refsum Disease?

Refsum disease is an extremely rare and complex disorder that affects many parts of the body.  A form of the retinal degenerative disease known as retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a common feature of this disease.

Oguchi Disease

The characteristics are congenital, static hemeralopia and diffuse yellow or gray coloration of the fundus. After 2 or 3 hours in total darkness, the normal color of the fundus returns. The condition is more frequent in Japanese. See hemeralopia (310500) for a comment on the use of this term, as opposed to the term nyctalopia.

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