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X linked Juvenile Retinoschisis


Synonyms of X linked Juvenile Retinoschisis
  • Juvenile Retinoschisis
  • RS, X-Linked
  • X-Linked Retinoschisis

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    X-linked juvenile retinoschisis (RS) is a genetic disorder affecting males. Major symptoms include poor eyesight and degeneration of the retina. The retina consists of membrane layers in the eye that receive visual images. It is composed of supportive and protective structures, nervous system components and layers including rods and cones. RS is due to splitting of the retina, which, in turn, causes slow, progressive loss of parts of the fields of vision corresponding to the areas of the retina that have become split. Often, RS is associated with the development of cysts (sac-like blisters) in the retina.

    Organizations related to X linked Juvenile Retinoschisis
    • 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
    • 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 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
    • Sieving, Paul, M.D., Ph.D.
      University of Michigan Medical Center
      Ann Arbor MI None
      Phone #: --
      800 #: --
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: N/A



    For a Complete Report

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