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macular degeneration & LBD

Takaaki Hayashi, Tamaki Gekka, Satoshi Goto-Omoto, Tomokazu Takeuchi, Akiko Kubo, Kenji Kitahara
PURPOSE: We investigated the ophthalmic features of a mild form of enhanced S-cone syndrome (ESCS) in a 33-year-old Japanese female proband and 3 unaffected family members. A genetic analysis was performed. DESIGN: Genetic and observational case study. METHODS: Fundus examinations, optical coherence tomography (OCT), Goldmann visual field (VF) perimetry, color vision tests, spectral sensitivity, and full-field and spectral electroretinography (ERG) were performed...
December 2005: Ophthalmology
A S de Graaf, E Ancker, G S Rutherfoord, J J van der Walt, D J Rossouw
A 17-year-old boy was admitted to hospital in acute cardiac failure and psychosis. The clinical course, EEG records and tissue diagnosis, including biopsies of brain, skin, skeletal muscle, peripheral nerve and liver were compatible with Lafora-body disease (LBD). Unusual features were those of optic atrophy and macular degeneration, signs generally regarded as negative criteria for the diagnosis of this disease. We also present the findings on endomyocardial biopsy which was performed because cardiac failure as an early symptom of LBD has not been previously described...
October 1989: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
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