Genetic Testing and Counseling

Genetic sequencing for mutations causing inherited eye diseases in Texas (Texas 1000 Project) We are identifying disease-causing mutations using next-generation sequencing of 163 genes known to cause retinal degenerative diseases. As of July 2018, we have identified and genotyped more …

Retinitis Pigmentosa Research

Argus II Implant post-market study for retinitis pigmentosa (RP) We are conducting a five-year post-market study of Argus™ II retinal implant system by Second Sight. After implanting an artificial retina in patients, we are testing their ability to detect light …

X-linked Retinoschisis Research

X-linked retinoschisis natural history studies We are enrolling qualified patients with x-linked retinoschisis in order to measure disease progression in a group of patients with this disease. X-linked retinoschisis treatment trials We are studying the safety and efficacy of a …

Choroideremia Research

Choroideremia natural history studies We are enrolling qualified patients with choroideremia in order to measure disease progression in a group of patients with this disease. Choroideremia gene therapy trials Qualifying patients may enter a gene therapy trial in an attempt …

Stargardt Disease Research

Stargardt disease treatment trials Qualifying patients enter a treatment trial in an attempt to slow down or halt the progression of Stargardt disease.

Usher Syndrome Type IIA Research

Usher Syndrome Type IIA natural history study Usher Syndrome Type IIA (USH2A) is the most common form of combined hearing and vision loss and one of the most common causes of retinitis pigmentosa overall. We are looking at the natural …