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Optogenetics

The BBC covered a story on Monday 24 May about optogenetics partially restoring the sight of a man living with retinitis pigmentosa in France.

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Medical research

Retina UK has invested more than £16million into cutting-edge research since the charity was founded in 1976.

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Alstrom syndrome

Alstrom syndrome is an inherited condition which affects many body systems.

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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.

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Achromatopsia

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