RUSH1F (Retinitis Pigmentosa in Usher Syndrome) - Clinical Trial
What is the Purpose of this Study?
We are doing this study to learn more about mutations in the DNA of a gene called PCDH15. This mutation causes cells in the back of the eye to stop working (called "retinitis pigmentosa").
Retinitis Pigmentosa in Usher Syndrome 1F
Who Can Participate in the Study?
Adults and children ages 8+ who:
- Are diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa
- Have not had certain eye surgeries
For more information about who can be in this study, please contact the study team at DEC-RA@duke.edu.
What is Involved?
If you choose to join the study, you or your child will:
- Be enrolled in the study for about 4 and a half years
- Visit our clinic 6 times over these 4.5 years
At various visits, you or your child will complete some questionnaires and have eye and vision tests. This is a data collection study that has no experimental study procedures.