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People with RP experience a gradual decline in their vision.
Choroideremia causes progressive vision loss mostly in men.
Leber Congenital Amaurosis is a rare disease that appears at birth or in the first few months of life.
Stargardt disease is the most common form of inherited juvenile macular degeneration.
Usher syndrome causes both hearing loss and progressive deterioration in vision.
Best disease causes deterioration of central vision usually later in life.
Juvenile X-linked retinoschisis usually affects boys and young men.
Leber hereditary optic neuropathy leads to sudden vision loss during young adult life.
Bardet-Biedl syndrome affects several parts of the body, including the eyes.
Cone-rod dystrophies usually affect central vision first before affecting peripheral vision.
Achromatopsia results in an absence of colour vision and other visual problems.
Age-related macular degenerationcauses the gradual loss of sight due to blurring or loss of central vision.