What are some rare eye diseases?
NEI has information on a number of rare eye diseases, including:
- Anophthalmia and Microphthalmia.
- Bietti’s Crystalline Dystrophy.
- Behçet’s Disease.
- Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension.
- Retinitis Pigmentosa.
- Stargardt Disease.
What is the most common inherited visual abnormality?
X linked retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is the most common inherited vision disorder that has similar symptoms to choroideremia.
Can blindness be hereditary?
Blindness can be genetic (or inherited), which means that this problem gets passed down to a kid from parents through genes. Other eye diseases, such as cataracts (say: KAH-tuh-rakts), can cause vision problems or blindness, but they usually affect older people.
What are some common eye problems?
Common Eye Disorders
- Refractive Errors.
- Age-Related Macular Degeneration.
- Diabetic Retinopathy.