We may be losing our sight, but we are holding onto our vision in this race against time. Join our global community dedicated to finding a cure for Bietti’s Crystalline Dystrophy (BCD).

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Bietti’s Crystalline Dystrophy (BCD) is a rare, often misdiagnosed genetic eye disease that causes blindness for 100,000 people globally. 

Right now, there is no proven treatment, but there is hope. With your help, we can push BCD gene therapy research from pre-clinical study to human clinical trial.

Our Priorities

Advance Treatment Development

Fund the ongoing gene therapy led by a patient, which shows promise for a treatment that would help halt the deteriorating sight for many and prevent thousands more from the experience of losing their sight to BCD. 

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Potential Treatments
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Support BCD Patients and Families

Join our BCD global community! You’re not alone, and together we are supporting each other in enjoying life and advancing a treatment.

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Improve the Correct Diagnosis

BCD often goes misdiagnosed, taking years for patients to understand what is happening with their vision. Raise awareness of BCD with us so more patients can be correctly diagnosed.

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And we need your help

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Your donations are being used to directly advance this gene therapy, and any other promising treatment we discover along the way, giving hope to thousands of patients and their families. 

Join Our Global Effort

Join our BCD global community! You’re not alone, and together we are supporting each other in enjoying life and advancing a treatment.

Raise Awareness with Us

Follow us and share our posts. Together, we can reach more BCD patients and families. With more awareness and knowledge of BCD, more people can be correctly diagnosed. 

What is BCD?

Our world is getting dimmer and blurrier, sending us to blindness, as Bietti’s Crystalline Dystrophy (BCD) progresses. But the ongoing gene therapy offers hope to halt the deteriorating sight.

When we meet a person in life, we see:

When we go outside on a busy street, we see:

When the night comes, we see:

Bietti’s Crystalline Dystrophy (BCD)

How to Spot BCD?

Small yellow-white crystals are visible clinically in the retina and sometimes also in the cornea.

However, retinal crystals may not be obvious in early- or late-stage patients.

Crystals may not be obvious in early or late stages, but near-infrared imaging can enhance the detection of crystals
BCD is often misdiagnosed as RP or Stargardt disease. Use CYP4V2 gene test to diagnose or confirm BCD

Symptoms

Night blindness, distorted vision, photophobia

Impaired Visual Field & Visual Acuity

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Who We Are

Invincible Vision is a non-profit organization and global community dedicated to finding a cure for BCD. Started by a small group of people touched by BCD, it has quickly grown to include more patients, families, and friends around the world who believe in the invincible vision that we can find a treatment together.

Latest News Section

  • In June, we are honored to host a special event that is open to people who are on this journey of vision loss or blindness just like us! Join us for a live conversation with Dr. Mona Minkara. Learn more and sign up here.
  • At our April monthly call, we have participants (who are affected by BCD) joining us from 3 continents!
  • Invincible Vision and ReflectionBio Join Forces Ahead of World Rare Disease Day to raise awareness of BCD and fund a treatment. Read the press release.
  • Invincible Vision launches a new program for BCD patients and families. Join our live monthly support calls for patients and families.
  • Kicked off an Awareness Campaign in February 2021. Raise awareness with us by sharing our posts on our social media: FacebookInstagramTwitter, LinkedIn

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Are you ready to join us for a live conversation with someone who probably breaks every perception you have about blindness?👀 On our June 6th (9am Pacific Time) monthly call, we are so honored to have an amazing guest speaker Dr. Mona Minkara, a blind scientist👩‍🔬, a public speaker, an avid traveler 🌏, a Youtuber, and an advocate for accessibility, inclusion, and representation for people with visual impairments in science. Currently, Dr. Minkara is an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering and Affiliated Faculty of Chemistry & Chemical at Northeastern University.Sign up to join the conversation👉 invinciblevision.org/special-events/ Want to know how fun and unconventional Dr. Minkara is? Check out “Planes, Trains, Canes” 👩‍🦯youtube.com/channel/UCUAGEcdoYLOD7x5hTDKmVoAyoutu.be/B1sWtT-wShI See MoreSee Less
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Why are rare diseases so difficult to diagnose?

🌀Wide range of symptoms
🌎Scattered expertise around the world
🧑‍⚕️Not easy for primary care professionals to choose the correct specialist

Have you experienced any of these issues?

Tell us your story! https://www.rarediseaseday.org/tell-your-story

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We may be losing our sight, but we are holding onto our vision. Help us advance the treatment today!

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