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Leber congenital amaurosis, type 11

Leber congenital amaurosis, type 11: Introduction

Leber congenital amaurosis, type 11: A rare inherited retinal disease (retinal dystrophy) that starts during the fetal stage. Vision impairment is obvious at birth or within months of birth. Type 11 is distinguished from the other forms of this condition by the genetic origin of the defect - chromosome 7q, IMPDH1 gene. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Leber congenital amaurosis, type 11 is available below.

Symptoms of Leber congenital amaurosis, type 11

Treatments for Leber congenital amaurosis, type 11

  • There is no definitive treatment at this stage but research into the use of gene therapy is showing promise. Patients who do retain some level of vision can use various aids to improve their day-to-day functioning: low-vision aids, optical aids, computer-based aids and electronic aids. Other measures which can assist visually impaired patients are: mobility training, assistance with job placement and adaptive training skills
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  1. Leber congenital amaurosis, type 11: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
 

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