retinoschisis


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retinoschisis

[‚ret·ən·ō′ski·səs]
(medicine)
Separation with hole formation of the layers composing the retina.
A congenital anomaly characterized by cleavage of the retina.
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Most patients with retinoschisis are asymptomatic and discovered on routine examination.
Juvenile X-linked retinoschisis is an inherited disorder transmitted as an X-linked recessive trait and thus affecting males almost exclusively.
Due to the high myopic refractive error and the suspicion of possible retinal detachment or retinoschisis, the HES was contacted and an appointment was made for the patient to be examined the next day by a retinal specialist.
5 million from the Foundation Fighting Blindness to fund a pre-clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of a gene therapy treatment for X-linked Retinoschisis ( XLRS), a genetic eye disease affecting over 35,000 patients in the US and Europe.
The collaboration will focus on development of treatments for two of the more common genetic retinal diseases that cause blindness at a very early age: X-Linked Retinoschisis (XLRS) and Achromatopsia.
d) They occur at the boundary of retinal detachment and retinoschisis
Of the six eyes examined, the SD-OCT device documented focal posterior vitreous separation in four of the eyes and multilayered retinoschisis in one eye.
Forms of RP and other inherited orphan retinal diseases include Usher syndrome, Stargardt's disease, Leber's congenital amaurosis, rod-cone disease, Bardet-Biedl syndrome, Choroideremia, and Retinoschisis, among others.
However, the cysts may give rise to the formation of splits between the layers of the neurosensory retina, producing retinoschisis.
Born with a retinoschisis, a rare genetic disorder that left him blind by age 13, Weilhenmayer battles to push past the barriers created by his blindness, a story that he tells in his book, Touch the Top of the World.
Which of the following statements about retinoschisis is TRUE?
In X-linked juvenile retinoschisis there is a split between the nerve fibre and ganglion cell layers of the retina.