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Retinoschisis


Synonyms of Retinoschisis
  • Congenital Retinal Cyst
  • Congenital Vascular Veils in the Retina
  • Giant Cyst of the Retina
  • Vitreoretinal Dystrophy

Disorder Subdivisions

  • Blessig Cysts
  • Congenital Retinoschisis
  • Familial Foveal Retinoschisis
  • Iwanoff Cysts
  • Peripheral Cystoid Degeneration of the Retina
  • Retinoschisis, Juvenile
  • Retinoschisis, Senile
  • Retinoschisis, Typical


General Discussion
Retinoschisis means splitting of the eye's retina into two layers. There are two forms of this disorder. The most common is an acquired form that affects both men and women. It usually occurs in middle age or beyond, although it can occur earlier, and it is sometimes known as senile retinoschisis. The other form is present at birth (congenital) and affects mostly boys and young men. It is known as juvenile, X-linked retinoschisis.

The disorder is characterized by a slow, progressive loss of parts of the field of vision corresponding to the areas of the retina that have become split. Either form may be associated with the development of saclike blisters (cysts) in the retina.

Organizations related to Retinoschisis
  • American Council of the Blind, Inc.
    1155 15th Street
    Washington DC 20005
    Phone #: 202-467-5081
    800 #: 800-424-8666
    e-mail: N/A
    Home page: http://www.acb.org
  • American Foundation for the Blind
    11 Penn Plaza
    New York NY 10001
    Phone #: 212-502-7600
    800 #: 800-232-5463
    e-mail: afbinfo@afb.org
    Home page: http://www.afb.org
  • 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
  • Blind Children's Fund
    311 W. Broadway
    Mt. Pleasant MI 48858
    Phone #: 989-779-9966
    800 #: --
    e-mail: bcf@blindchildrensfund.org
    Home page: http://www.blindchildrensfund.org
  • 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
  • Council of Families with Visual Impairment
    1155 15th St. NW
    Washington DC 20005
    Phone #: 202-465-5081
    800 #: --
    e-mail: info@acb.org
    Home page: http://www.acb.org/
  • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
    150 Custer Court
    Green Bay WI 54301-1243
    Phone #: 920-336-5333
    800 #: 877-336-5333
    e-mail: mums@netnet.net
    Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
  • 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/
  • National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI)
    P.O. Box 317
    Watertown MA 02472
    Phone #: 617-972-7441
    800 #: 800-562-6265
    e-mail: napvi@perkins.org
    Home page: http://www.napvi.org
  • National Association for Visually Handicapped
    22 West 21st Street
    New York NY 10010
    Phone #: 212-889-3141
    800 #: --
    e-mail: staff@navh.org
    Home page: http://www.navh.org
  • ROPARD:The Association for Retinopathy of Prematurity and Related Diseases
    P.O.Box 250425
    Franklin MI 48025
    Phone #: 248-549-2671
    800 #: 800-788-2020
    e-mail: ropard@yahoo.com
    Home page: http://www.ropard.org
  • 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



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