Nephropathic cystinosis

John Read, Morton F. Goldberg, Gerald Fishman, Ira Rosenthal

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A patient with nephropathic cystinosis showed extensive ophthalmoscopic changes, corroborating previous reports of fundus abnormality. We also observed more extensive involvement of the posterior pole than has been previously reported. Results of ERG were subnormal, fluorescein angiography was abnormal. Observations of crystals in the aqueous are believed to be the first reported instance of this finding in nephropathic cystinosis. Renal transplantation has been successful in increasing longevity of these patients with improvement in renal status, but no change has been observed to date in cystine storage elsewhere in the body. Further observation of such patients is indicated to determine if ocular abnormalities regress or progress.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)791-796
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1973
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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