X linked Juvenile Retinoschisis

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Juvenile Retinoschisis
  • RS, X-Linked
  • X-Linked Retinoschisis

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

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.

Resources

National Association for Visually Handicapped
22 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10010
USA
Tel: (212)889-3141
Fax: (212)727-2931
Email: staff@navh.org
Internet: http://www.navh.org

Association for Macular Diseases, Inc.
210 East 64th Street
New York, NY 10021
Tel: (212)605-3719
Fax: (212)605-3795
Email: association@retinal-research.org
Internet: http:/www.macula.org/association/about.html

NIH/National Eye Institute
Building 31 Rm 6A32
31 Center Dr MSC 2510
Bethesda, MD 20892-2510
United States
Tel: (301)496-5248
Fax: (301)402-1065
Email: 2020@nei.nih.gov
Internet: http://www.nei.nih.gov/

Sieving, Paul, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Michigan Medical Center
Department of Opthalmology
Ann Arbor, MI

ROPARD:The Association for Retinopathy of Prematurity and Related Diseases
P.O.Box 250425
Franklin, MI 48025
Tel: (248)549-2671
Fax: (248)788-4589
Tel: (800)788-2020
Email: ropard@yahoo.com
Internet: http://www.ropard.org

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: ordr@od.nih.gov
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/Default.aspx

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