To Cure Retinitis Pigmentosa in Usher Syndrome type 1B
Imagine, for a second, having to deal with the world without any sound, without balance, and without sight.
Usher Syndrome Type 1B is a genetic disorder that deprives children of their hearing and balance from the moment they are born. Their eyesight also quickly deteriorates until they become completely blind. Usher Syndrome is the most common cause of deaf-blindness, causing 50% of cases around the world.
Save Sight Now Europe’s goal is to find a cure for Retinitis Pigmentosa, the cause of blindness related to Usher Syndrome.
We strive to reach a point in which people living with Usher Syndrome Type 1B, a widely neglected community, don’t lose their sight, which is an essential sense to experiment and experience the world around them.We know that this is possible because successful treatments for other kinds of retina conditions have already been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
To that aim, and following the steps of Save Sight Now, Save Sight Now Europe collaborates with the main world organization of hereditary retinal disorders, Foundation Fighting Blindness, in order to identify and financially support medical research that can save the sight of thousands of children and adults that are quickly losing their eyesight every single day.
Even though most of the research efforts we will be financing can benefit all three types of Usher, we will prioritise treatments for Usher Syndrome Type 1B, since it is the most severe and virulent form of this Syndrome and is type that concern and affects our children.