Choroideremia (CHM) is a rare inherited disorder whose symptoms mirror a more commonly diagnosed condition called retinitis pigmentosa (RP).
Up to 70% of individuals with choroideremia are initially diagnosed with RP. Although the symptoms are similar, the root cause for vision loss is different.
The only way to know with 100% certainty which condition you have is through free genetic testing.
Although there are currently no cures for either RP or CHM, once the cause of vision loss is known, promising clinical trial options may be available for patients with either condition which could potentially slow progression or preserve remaining eyesight.
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