Heterogeneity of retinal degeneration and hearing impairment syndromes

J. B. Bateman, E. D. Riedner, L. S. Levin, I. H. Maumenee

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Retinal abnormalities associated with hearing loss may be inherited alone or with additional manifestations. Environmental insults, such as rubella embryopathy, may also cause these abnormalities. We studied 13 patients with retinal abnormalities and hearing loss. Five had Usher's syndrome (retinitis pigmentosa and hearing impairment), one had crystalline retinopathy, two had associated enamel dysplasias, two had clumped pigmentary retinopathy, and three had Amalric-Diallines syndrome. Our findings suggest considerable heterogeneity of syndromes involving retinal abnormalities and hearing loss.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)755-767
Number of pages13
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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