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UB-UAB collaboration stimulates rethinking of a degenerative eye disease

Reports challenge understanding of retinitis pigmentosa caused by mutations in RP59 gene
June 25, 2020
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Simulated view of a person with retinitis pigmentosa

Collaborators from the University of Buffalo and the University of Alabama at Birmingham have published a series of papers that reveal important new information about a rare form of irreversible blindness called retinitis pigmentosa. This condition begins at childhood with night blindness and loss of peripheral vision that can eventually leads to blindness.