Purpose : To identify the molecular basis of inherited retinal degeneration (IRD) in a familial case of Pakistani origin using whole-exome sequencing. Methods : A thorough ophthalmic examination was completed, and genomic DNA was extracted using standard protocols. Whole exome(s) were captured with Agilent V5 + UTRs probes and sequenced on Illumina HiSeq genome analyzer. The exomeSuite software was used to filter variants, and the candidate causal variants were prioritized, examining their allele frequency and PolyPhen2, SIFT, and MutationTaster predictions. Sanger dideoxy sequencing was performed to confirm the segregation with disease phenotype and absence in ethnicity-matched control chromosomes. Results : Ophthalmic examination confirmed retinal degeneration in all affected individuals that segregated as an autosomal recessive trait in the family. Whole-exome sequencing identified two homozygous missense variants: c.1304G > A; p.Arg435Gln in ZNF408 (NM_024741) and c.902G > A; p.Gly301Asp in C1QTNF4 (NM_031909). Both variants segregated with the retinal phenotype in the PKRD320 and were absent in ethnically matched control chromosomes. Conclusion : Whole-exome sequencing coupled with bioinformatics analysis identified potential novel variants that might be responsible for IRD.