What is PXE: What research is being conducted on PXE?

This is an exciting time for PXE research. The gene associated with PXE was identified 20 years ago and genetic testing for PXE is available.

Other PXE research projects include clinical studies: determining what characterizes PXE, how it progresses, and what changes it causes in various systems of the body. Several animal models of PXE, including zebra fish, mice, and rat, enable us to study potential treatments for PXE. We have conducted a few clinical trials and have several potential treatments in the pipeline.

Retinal research is advancing quickly. There are many projects looking at angioid streaks, retinal bleeding and what can be used to alleviate the bleeding and loss of vision that often follows.

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