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Stargardt disease

Stargardt disease is the most common form of inherited juvenile macular degeneration. Progressive vision loss is caused by the death of photoreceptor cells in the central portion of the retina called the macula.

Best disease

Best disease, alternatively known as Best vitelliform macular dystrophy (BVMD), is an eye condition associated with progressive degeneration of the macula, which is responsible for colour perception and recognition of fine visual details in our central vision.

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Cone-rod dystrophy

Cone-rod dystrophy is less common than rod-cone dystrophy with an incidence of approximately 1 in 80,000.

Juvenile macular degeneration

Juvenile macular degeneration is an umbrella term for a series of inherited eye disorders that affect children and young adults.

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Joining the research effort

Many research studies could not take place without the participation of people living with inherited sight loss.

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Classic retinitis pigmentosa

Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is an inherited eye condition that affects the photoreceptor cells responsible for capturing images from the visual field. These cells line the back of the eye in the region known as the retina.

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Refsum syndrome

In Refsum syndrome, visual impairment is accompanied by hearing loss, neurological problems, heart problems, dry or flaky skin, loss of sense of smell, and oddly shaped red blood cells.

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Choroideremia

Choroideremia is a genetic condition that causes progressive vision loss, mostly in males, and is due to degeneration of the specialised light-sensing photoreceptor cells that line the back of the eye.