Rare and Important
Kapil Bharti of NEI explains the importance of rare disease research and his progress for Rare Disease Day 2022
Geoffrey Potjewyd | | Interview
This February 28, 2022 is Rare Disease Day, and to raise awareness of rare disease research and emphasize its importance, we have sat down to interview Kapil Bharti from the National Eye Institute (NEI) on this important topic. During the interview he covers his own work on rare diseases (late-onset retinal degeneration (L-ORD), and Stargardt disease), current clinical trials for these diseases, the wider impact of rare diseases, and how the NEI are committed to finding solutions to rare diseases – with active trials at NEI for Stargardt disease where they are actively looking for patients!
If you would like to hear more about Bharti’s rare disease work, then click here to check out our recent article that covers his bench to bedside research