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Retina UK publishes results of its Sight Loss Survey 2019

Retina UK, the organisation for people with inherited sight loss, has published the results of its survey of people with sight loss. Over 900 people responded, and gave their views on issues such as quality of life, access to services and support, and knowledge of clinical research.

Although the experience of being diagnosed has improved over the past 20 years, over half of respondents said that their sight loss has a severe impact on their quality of life. It is also concerning that, although benefits advice and counselling were thought to be the most useful services, they were felt to be the hardest to access. You can find out more and read the full report here.