Different inherited sight loss conditions present noticeable symptoms at different times.
My name is Mark Baxter and from an early age I was diagnosed with a deteriorating retinal eye condition called retinitis pigmentosa or RP for short, which will slowly lead to blindness.
As people living with sight loss we are constantly looking for solutions to make our lives easier without too much effort or cost writes Jonathan Abro.
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James was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa at a routine eye test and then later registered partially sighted at the age of 20, just prior to buying his first car and taking his driving test.
Emily Kearney is mum to four boys, aged four to 13, two of whom are living with an inherited sight loss condition.
Russ was diagnosed with Choroideremia at the age of 11, after visiting caves in Spain and not being able to see anything.
Bhavini was diagnosed with RP in 1997 aged 17. The consultant who confirmed her diagnosis told her that “there was no cure or treatment and she should prepare to go blind".
Vanessa is the General Counsel at the Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national data science and artificial intelligence research institute.