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Sight loss: conditions

There are many eye conditions that cause sight loss. To find out more about the causes of sight loss, please visit the Eye Conditions section of the RNIB website.

Usher Syndrome is the one condition found mainly amongst Jewish people. Usher Syndrome is the most common condition that affects both hearing and vision. It occurs when people have both hearing loss and an eye condition called retinitis pigmentosa, or RP. For more information on deafblindness, visit the Multisensory impairment page on Jewish Care Interact.

To learn about general health conditions that affect mainly Jewish people, please visit the Jnetics website or visit the Jewish health issues section of Jewish Care Interact.

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