Cell Collection to Study Retinal Degenerative Diseases: National Eye Institute (NEI)

Description: Researchers are collecting cells from 25 people with Best disease, 50 with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and 25 with a dominant retinal disease known as late-onset retinal degeneration (L-ORD), comparing their cells with those of 75 healthy volunteers. The investigators are collecting hair, skin, and blood samples — inducing them to become stem cells and then retinal cells — to study how these diseases affect the retina.

Trial Status:
Recruiting participants.

Partial List of Participation Criteria:


  1. Participants must be diagnosed with Best disease, AMD, or L-ORD
  2. Must be 18 years of age or older


Clinical Contacts:

Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison Office

E-mail: prpl@mail.cc.nih.gov

Phone: (800) 411-1222

Additional Information:
Cell Collection Clinical Trial Listing on ClinicalTrials.gov