X-linked juvenile retinoschisis 1

Overview

What is X-linked juvenile retinoschisis?

X-linked juvenile retinoschisis is a genetic disease of the eye that causes problems with vision beginning in childhood and is almost always diagnosed in males. The condition affects the retina, which is the light sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. The condition is caused by a splitting of the retina into two layers. Central vision, or visual acuity is almost always impacted by retinoschisis. In about half of patients side vision (peripheral vision) is also impacted. The rate of vision loss can vary greatly among patients.

SOURCE: Emory University - Department of Human Genetics in collaboration with ThinkGenetic • https://www.thinkgenetic.com/diseases/retinoschisis-1-x-linked-juvenile/overview/1925 • DATE UPDATED: 2018-02-23

References

http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/x-linked-juvenile-retinoschisis

Foundation Fighting Blindness http://www.blindness.org/eye-conditions/retinoschisis

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