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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.

Rod-cone dystrophy

Rod-cone dystrophy is an umbrella term used to describe retinal conditions in which the rod-shaped photoreceptors, found mainly in the peripheral areas of the retina, degenerate ahead of the cone-shaped photoreceptors in the centre.

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Achromatopsia is a rare hereditary vision disorder resulting in an absence of colour vision along with additional visual problems.

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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.

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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.

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Gyrate Atrophy

This very rare condition is associated with a deficiency in the enzyme ornithineaminotransferase.