Batten disease: Cheshire girl’s pioneering eye treatment – BBC News

Amelia’s family helped raise more than £200,000 to fund the new treatment

A girl with a rare degenerative disease has become one of the first two children to have pioneering treatment in a bid to save her eyesight.

Eight-year-old Amelia Carroll, of Poynton, Cheshire, has Batten disease, which is incurable and causes seizures, visual impairment and mobility loss.

Her brother, 11, who has the same condition, has already lost his sight.

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