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WHAT ARE INHERITED RETINAL DISEASES?

How do inherited retinal diseases happen?

Genetic counselor Elena breaks down what genes are and how gene variants can impact our vision.

Let’s take a closer look inside the eye:

Image showing a side view of an eye with light coming in from the left with cones and rods at the back of the eye
   
 

How are retinal diseases inherited?

Narrated by genetic counselor Elena, this animated video brings to life three ways inherited retinal diseases can occur.

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Nearly
%

of people with an inherited retinal disease called retinitis pigmentosa have no knowledge of previous family history.