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What is Retinoschisis, X-linked?

What is Retinoschisis, X-linked?

  • Retinoschisis, X-linked: A rare congenital eye disorder inherited in a X-linked manner. It is characterized by the separation of the retina into two layers which results in progressive vision loss. Though close examination may show signs of the condition, symptoms such as noticeable vision impairment generally don't become evident until middle age.

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Retinoschisis, X-linked as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Retinoschisis, X-linked: Introduction

Types of Retinoschisis, X-linked:

Broader types of Retinoschisis, X-linked:

Who gets Retinoschisis, X-linked?

Gender Ratio for Retinoschisis, X-linked: Males only - due to the X-linked inheritance pattern. However, carrier females may have milder forms of the condition.

How serious is Retinoschisis, X-linked?

Prognosis of Retinoschisis, X-linked: Vision loss tends to be gradual with central vision becoming noticeable during the 40's.
Complications of Retinoschisis, X-linked: see complications of Retinoschisis, X-linked

What causes Retinoschisis, X-linked?

Causes of Retinoschisis, X-linked: see causes of Retinoschisis, X-linked

What are the symptoms of Retinoschisis, X-linked?

Symptoms of Retinoschisis, X-linked: see symptoms of Retinoschisis, X-linked

Complications of Retinoschisis, X-linked: see complications of Retinoschisis, X-linked

Onset of Retinoschisis, X-linked: Usually at birth or during the first few years of life.

Retinoschisis, X-linked: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Retinoschisis, X-linked.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Retinoschisis, X-linked.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Retinoschisis, X-linked: see treatments for Retinoschisis, X-linked

Name and Aliases of Retinoschisis, X-linked

Main name of condition: Retinoschisis, X-linked

Other names or spellings for Retinoschisis, X-linked:

Retinoschisis X linked juvenile, Retinoschisis, Juvenile, X-linked, X-linked juvenile retinoschisis


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