Inherited retinal disorders

Inherited disorders of the retina are the second commonest cause of severe visual impairment in childhood and the commonest cause in the working-age population, and for the most part there are no effective treatments.

Loss of vision is caused by the gradual loss of function and eventual death of the light-sensitive cells in the retina. At Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology we are investigating multiple different approaches to better understand the causes of retinal failure and death, provide improved advice on prognosis and counselling, and to develop novel effective treatments.

We are in an exciting new era where untreatable blinding genetic eye disease will increasingly be subject to clinical trials and thereby amenable to treatment.

There are over 400 different genetic causes of inherited retinal disorders, with two of the most common conditions being Retinitis Pigmentosa and Stargardt Disease.

How much does treatment cost?

Initial consultation

From £450

This includes an initial consultation and a visual acuity assessment.

If further outpatient tests and investigations are required, they will be charged at an additional rate. The most commonly required test is an OCT scan. Your consultant will discuss this with you at your consultation.


The cost of onward treatment will be provided after initial consultation, based on your personalised treatment plan.

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