Your Eyes

The eye is one of the most complex organs in the body. There are many parts that make up the eye, all of which are necessary for the eye to function properly.

How Your Eyes Work

Light rays enter the eye through the cornea, pupil and lens. These light rays are focused onto the retina, the tissue lining the back of the eye.

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Genetic Testing

Until now, one of the challenges for someone who has an Inherited Retinal Disease (IRD) was the lack of a precise diagnosis. It’s often impossible to tell which specific type of retinal disease a patient has based on just looking at the eye, because inherited retinal diseases are some of the most complicated of all genetic conditions, involving more than 200 genes.

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Inheritance Patterns

Here are the different ways a genetic disease may be inherited. Autosomal Dominant Inheritance, Autosomal Recessive Inheritance, X-linked Recessive Inheritance, Mitochondrial Inheritance, Uncertain Inheritance.

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Retinal Degeneration as Part of a Syndrome

The eye is a complex part of the body and as a result there are also many different syndromes that sight loss may form a part of. Unfortunately we are not always able to produce detailed information for each of these syndromes, some of which are listed below.

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