Retinal Degenerative Diseases

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The eye is an organ that provides an organism with the ability to visualise its surroundings. It captures light and transmits the information to the brain to be processed. The eye is composed of numerous components that give rise a complex structure. These components have specific roles and ensure that the eye functions properly. However, the eye can lose its function through the degeneration of several tissues which may lead to permanent blindness, giving rise to diseases like age-related macular degeneration (AMD), Stargardt disease (SD) and Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) [12-14].
All three above mentioned diseases are generally classified as retinal degenerative diseases (RDDs) and eventually results in the damage and loss of photoreceptor(PR)
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