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East Asia Inherited Retinal Disease Studies

Supported by Asian Eye Genetics Consortium (AEGC)




Inherited retinal disease (IRD) is a leading cause of blindness both in children and adults of working age. Clinical treatment trials are ongoing in North America and Europe. However, at day-to-day ophthalmology clinics in East Asian countries there remains little or no access to effective treatment, for patients since there have been no large-scale studies of well-characterized patient cohorts in the East Asian population.


The objective of the East Asia IRD studies is to establish a large cohort of East Asian Patients with IRD in the international multicenter studies.

Research projects

1. East Asia Occult Macular Dystrophy (EAOMD) Project

2. East Asia Stargardt (EAStar) Project

3. East Asia Retinitis Pigmentosa (EARP) Project


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