Berman-Gund Laboratory for the Study of Retinal Degenerations

Retinal Diseases Under Investigation

The following retinal diseases are presently under investigation in the Berman-Gund Laboratory for the Study of Retinal Degenerations:

  1. Autosomal dominant forms of retinitis pigmentosa
  2. Autosomal recessive forms of retinitis pigmentosa
  3. Sex-linked (X-chromosome-linked) forms of retinitis pigmentosa
  4. solate (simplex) forms of retinitis pigmentosa
  5. Progressive cone-rod degeneration
  6. Sector retinitis pigmentosa
  7. Atypical forms of retinitis pigmentosa
    • pericentral 
    • paravenous 
    • unilateral 
    • unclassified
  8. Some syndromes or diseases of which retinitis pigmentosa is a part
    • Usher syndrome, type I, type II, and type III 
    • Laurence-Moon and Bardet-Biedl syndromes 
    • Bassen-Kornzweig syndrome 
    • Refsum disease 
    • Kearns-Sayre syndrome 
    • Hereditary cerebroretinal degenerations 
    • Olivopontocerebellar atrophy
  9. Congenital amaurosis of Leber
  10. Clumped pigmentary degeneration (enhanced S-cone syndrome)
  11. Choroideremia
  12. Generalized choroidal sclerosis
  13. Gyrate atrophy of the choroid and retina
  14. Retinitis punctata albescens
  15. Bietti crystalline corneoretinal dystrophy
  16. Cone degenerations
  17. Hereditary macular degenerations including Stargardt disease, fundus flavimaculatus, central areolar choroidal dystrophy, and Best vitelliform macular dystrophy
  18. Dominant, recessive, or sex-linked stationary night blindness
  19. Congenital rod monochromacy and blue cone monochromacy
  20. Juvenile sex-linked retinoschisis
  21. Retinal vascular diseases
    • central vein occlusion 
    • diabetic retinopathy
  22. Age-related forms of macular degeneration
  23. Drug-induced retinopathies
  24. Paraneoplastic retinopathies