The Foundation Fighting Blindness is launching it's largest natural history study to date.

It will be for 1,500 People with Inherited Retinal Diseases Caused by Rare Mutated Genes.

It will include USH1B and Save Sight Now helped fund it.

The Foundation Fighting Blindness, the world’s leading organization committed to finding treatments and cures for blinding diseases, is committing at least $8.6 million for its Uni-Rare Study, a new natural history study, and will begin recruiting in December.

This study will help clinical researchers gain a better understanding of the course of retinal degeneration and vision loss for people with mutated genes that have not been well-characterized in the clinic.

The study will also help the IRD research and therapeutic development community:

1) identify more people for clinical trials of therapies,

2) inform design of clinical trials, and

3) identify therapeutic targets for more people.

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