Choroideremia is a rare inherited condition that causes gradual degeneration of the retina and its blood supply. It affects mostly males. The first symptoms to appear are night blindness and loss of midperipheral vision. Central vision is not affected until later in the course of the disease. Although choroideremia is usually diagnosed in the second decade of life, good vision may endure for many, many years.
Currently, the NEI does not have a factsheet on this condition.
For more information from other health sides, please visit the following webpages:
Genetics Home Reference, Choroideremia
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Choroideremia
Choroideremia Research Foundation
You may wish to contact our Information Specialist:
Telephone: (301) 496-5248