Cone-rod dystrophy

How might cone-rod dystrophy (CRD) be treated?

Currently, there is no treatment to stop a person with cone-rod dystrophy (CRD) from losing their vision. However, there may be treatment options that can help slow down the degenerative process, such as light avoidance and the use of low-vision aids. It is important that people with CRD receive support and resources to help them cope with the social and psychological impact of vision loss.

Possible future treatments for CRD may include: gene therapy, stem cell therapy, and retinal implants. Many of these therapies are still being tested in animal models of CRD. Before being approved as a treatment that will be available outside of research, a therapy must be found to be both effective and safe in people with CRD through research clinical trials.

Last updated on 05-01-20

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