The Foundation has been made aware that some families have recently been having difficulty receiving cysteamine eye drops at the… Read More
Supporting Individuals, Families And Researchers In The Cystinosis Community
News And Events
Cystinosis Foundation UK is delighted to have been able to award an additional Â£125,000 to scientists at the University of… Read More
A big thank you to Scott Hutchison of the band Frightened Rabbit for raising nearly Â£800 for CFUK over Christmas…. Read More
Thanks to the staff at Glasgow Airport, who treated 11-year-old Zac Borland to what sounds like a dream come true… Read More
Issue 21 of the Foundation newsletter has recently been finalised and is available to download at the link below. Thank… Read More
What is Cystinosis
Cystinosis is a rare inherited disease occurring in about 1 in 200,000 births within developed countries. It occurs when the mechanism removing excess cystine (an amino acid) breaks down.
However, these days with better understanding and earlier diagnosis, people with cystinosis are able to lead a longer, fuller life. It is the Foundation's aim to aid researchers and the cystinosis community to strive for continued improvements.