TREATRUSH – Fighting blindness of Usher Syndrome

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Friday December 4th, 2015

TREATRUSH (TreatRetUsher) is the name of a European research network, which aims at treating and fighting the blindness caused by Usher syndrome.

Study coordinator: Prof. Christine Petit, Paris, France

Clinical WP Coordinator: Prof E. Zrenner, Tuebingen, Germany

Aim: Recruit a cohort of 360 patients. Provide Genotype Phenotype correlation for Vision and hearing. Understand and validate the disease mechanism. Develop a therapy approach (in parallel)

Aim: 100 adult Usher patients and 20 Usher children in three centers:

Paris

Naples

Tuebingen

The Tuebingen center has already 90 adults patients and looks for further 10 patients. It also looks for 20 children with Usher Syndrom or suspicion of Usher Syndrom.

A stay of two days in Tuebingen (or in the other cities) is necessary. Regular ophthalmological and ontological investigations are performed, including electroretinography and imaging techniques.

If you are interested to learn more about the TREATRUSH study, please contact

Christine Petit (scientific coordinator)
christine.petit@pasteur.fr

Olivier Lorentz (project manager)
olivier.lorentz@institut-vision.org

PD Dr. Anne Kurtenbach
Anne.kurtenbach@uni-tuebingen.de

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