Some eye diseases are rare. A rare disease is generally considered to have a prevalence of fewer than 200,000 affected individuals in the United States.
Rare Diseases that Affect the Eye
- Anophthalmia and Microphthalmia
- Bietti’s Crystalline Dystrophy
- Behçet’s Disease
- Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
- Retinitis Pigmentosa
- Stargardt Disease
- Usher Syndrome
- Uveal Coloboma
Courtesy: National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health (NEI/NIH)
The National Eye Institute (NEI) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is the Federal government’s lead agency for vision research that leads to sight-saving treatments and plays a key role in reducing visual impairment and blindness.