Chavez Twins and Abi Baker at Lauderdale House London

Chavez Twins and Abi Baker at Lauderdale House London

Published: 2022-09-15
Author: Disabled World | Contact: Disabled World (
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Synopsis: Acclaimed visually impaired musicians the Chavez Twins and Abi Baker team up for Classic Women with Inner Vision event at Lauderdale House London. The Buenos Aires-born musicians started losing their eyesight in their teenage years due to the rare genetic disorder Stargardt’s Disease, becoming totally blind ten years ago. The multi-talented instrumentalist and teacher Abi Baker who studied at the Royal College of Music, are Accompanying them.



Stargardt’s Disease

Stargardt disease (STGD), also known as juvenile macular degeneration, Macular dystrophy with flecks, type 1, Stargardt macular degeneration, is a rare genetic eye disease that happens when fatty material builds up on the macula – the small part of the retina needed for sharp, central vision. Vision loss usually starts in childhood – but some people with Stargardt disease don’t start to lose sight until they’re adults. The estimated prevalence of Stargardt macular degeneration is 1 in 8,000 to 10,000 individuals. There’s no treatment for Stargardt disease, but vision rehabilitation can help people make the most of their remaining vision.

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