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Cone Dystrophy


Synonyms of Cone Dystrophy
  • Combined Cone-Rod Degeneration
  • Cone-Rod Degeneration
  • Cone-Rod Degeneration, Progressive
  • Cone-Rod Dystrophy
  • Retinal Cone Degeneration
  • Retinal Cone Dystrophy
  • Retinal Cone-Rod Dystrophy

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Cone Dystrophy is a rare disorder of the eye that is usually, but not invariably, inherited since the literature contains numerous case reports of this set of symptoms appearing for no apparent reason. The cells that receive light stimuli (cone cells and rod cells) in the retina of the eye deteriorate causing impaired vision. This disorder normally occurs during the first to third decades of life

    Organizations related to Cone Dystrophy
    • Association for Macular Diseases, Inc.
      210 East 64th Street
      New York NY 10021
      Phone #: 212-605-3719
      800 #: --
      e-mail: association@retinal-research.org
      Home page: http:/www.macula.org/association/about.html
    • Chromosome
      11435 Cronhill Drive
      Owings Mills MD 21117-2220
      Phone #: 410-568-0150
      800 #: 800-683-5555
      e-mail: info@blindness.org
      Home page: http://www.fightblindness.org
    • Foundation Fighting Blindness (Canada)
      60 St. Clair Ave East
      Toronto, Ontario None M4T 1N5
      Phone #: 416--36-0-4200
      800 #: 800--46-1-3331
      e-mail: info@ffb.ca
      Home page: http://www.ffb.ca
    • Macular Degeneration Support, Inc.
      3600 Blue Ridge
      Grandview MO 64030
      Phone #: 816-761-7080
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: director@mdsupport.org
      Home page: http://www.mdsupport.org
    • NIH/National Eye Institute
      Building 31 Rm 6A32
      Bethesda MD 20892-2510
      Phone #: 301-496-5248
      800 #: --
      e-mail: 2020@nei.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.nei.nih.gov/
    • Retinitis Pigmentosa International
      P.O. Box 900
      Woodland Hills CA 91365
      Phone #: 818-992-0500
      800 #: 800-344-4877
      e-mail: info@international.org
      Home page: http://www.rpinternational.org



    For a Complete Report

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