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X linked Juvenile Retinoschisis

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Synonyms of X linked Juvenile Retinoschisis

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

Disorder Subdivisions

  • No subdivisions found.

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.

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