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Retinitis Pigmentosa

People with RP experience a gradual decline in their vision. 

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Choroideremia

Choroideremia causes progressive vision loss mostly in men. 

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Leber Congenital Amaurosis

Leber Congenital Amaurosis is a rare disease that appears at birth or in the first few months of life.

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Stargardt Disease

Stargardt disease is the most common form of inherited juvenile macular degeneration. 

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Usher Syndrome

Usher syndrome causes both hearing loss and progressive deterioration in vision. 

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Best Disease

Best disease causes deterioration of central vision usually later in life. 

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Juvenile X-Linked Retinoschisis

Juvenile X-linked retinoschisis usually affects boys and young men. 

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Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON)

Leber hereditary optic neuropathy leads to sudden vision loss during young adult life.

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Bardet-Biedl Syndrome

Bardet-Biedl syndrome affects several parts of the body, including the eyes. 

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Cone/Rod Dystrophies

Cone-rod dystrophies usually affect central vision first before affecting peripheral vision.

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Other Inherited Retinal Diseases

Achromatopsia results in an absence of colour vision and other visual problems.

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degenerationcauses the gradual loss of sight due to blurring or loss of central vision. 

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