Information for Eye Care Providers:

The Australian Inherited Retinal Disease Register and DNA Bank seeks assistance from Ophthalmologists, other eye health professionals and low vision services to recruit suitable participants to this project.

Diseases currently in the register include:

  • Retinitis pigmentosa
  • Stargardt disease
  • Usher syndrome
  • Cone/cone-rod dystrophy
  • Macular pattern dystrophy
  • Leber congenital amaurosis
  • Bardet-Biedl syndrome
  • Choroideraemia
  • X-linked retinoschisis
  • Note: We are happy to receive referrals for other retinal diseases. However, this resource is not currently applicable to Age Related Macular Degeneration.

    Ophthalmologists are asked to refer appropriate patients and family members by providing them with a brochure, which contains an Expression of Interest section, or by referring them to this website.

    If we establish the genetic mutation for a patient, we will offer to report the full genetic findings back to the patient via their nominated ophthalmologist or genetics counselling service. We make no charge to you or to the patient for this service.

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