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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.

•Establish an international large cohort with inherited retinal diseases.

•Design a clinical/genetic diagnostic platform.

 Develop therapeutic approaches in East Asia.

•Promote collaborations both inside/outside of East Asia.

•Encourage education and scientific activities.

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