in partnership with
DRC Logo
News/ Press Release

Gene Causing Blindness Found in Texas Hispanic Families

Inherited Eye Diseases July 18, 2017

The Retina Foundation has been a large part of a genetic study about Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health. RP is a rare genetic eye disease that results in night blindness, loss of peripheral vision, and sometimes leads to complete blindness. The study found that 36% of Hispanic families in the United States with a common form of RP developed the disease because they carry a mutation of the arrestin-1 gene. There is currently no cure for RP but discoveries like this bring us one step closer.

Gene Causing Blindness Found in Texas Hispanic Families

Related Articles

Discovering New Therapies for AMD Anonymous One Million Dollar Gift Given to Retina Foundation for AMD Research Retina Foundation Launches Cutting-Edge Artificial Intelligence Project First Patient in Phase 1/2 Clinical Study of Gene Therapy is Treated for X-Linked RP Early Detection is Critical for Rare Eye Diseases
Mailicon
Get the Latest Updates

Sign up to receive emails from Retina Foundation that will keep you up-to-date on our research and events.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Contact Us

Contact Us

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
x

Please check all that apply:

How did you learn about the
Retina Foundation?

  • Please check all that apply:
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Contact Us

Request an Appointment

Please complete this form if you are interested in speaking to a member of our team about your AMD.

all fields required

DOWNLOAD Printable Form