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 (Disabled-World.com)
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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.

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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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