X-linked juvenile retinoschisis is a genetic eye disorder that impairs normal vision. This disorder affects the retina, which is a specialized light-sensitive tissue that lines the back of the eye. Damage to the retina impairs the sharpness of vision (visual acuity). Typically, X-linked juvenile retinoschisis affects sharp central vision, which is needed for detailed tasks such as reading, driving, and recognizing faces.
X-linked juvenile retinoschisis is one type of a broader disorder called macular degeneration, which involves disruption in the normal functioning of the macula. Occasionally, side vision is affected in people with X-linked juvenile retinoschisis.
Currently, the NEI does not have a factsheet on this condition.
For more information from other health sites, please visit the following webpages:
Genetics Home Reference, X-linked juvenile retinoschisis
Genetics Home Reference, Inheriting Genetic Conditions
GeneReviews, X-Linked Juvenile Retinoschisis
University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, Retinoschisis
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Retinoschisis
OMIM, X-linked Juvenile Retinoschisis
You may be interested in the following study:
Study of RS1 Ocular Gene Transfer for X-linked Retinoschisis
Additional studies can be found at https://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?term=juvenile+retinoschisis&Search=Search.
You may also wish to search http://clinicaltrials.gov to find studies on your condition. ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. ClinicalTrials.gov gives you information about a trial’s purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details. This information should be used in conjunction with advice from health care professionals.
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