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May 1955

Heredodegenerations and Heredoconstitutional Defects of the Retina

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1955;53(5):619-633. doi:10.1001/archopht.1955.00930010627001


  • Heredodegenerations Involving the Elastic Layer of Bruch's Membrane

    • Kuhnt-Junius Disciform Macular Degeneration

    • Angioid Streaks

    • Cases of Sorsby and Mason

  • Heredodegenerations of the Neuroepithelium

    • Heredodegeneration of the Macula Lutea

    • Primary Pigmentary Degeneration of the Retina Laurence-Moon-Biedl Syndrome

    • Gyrate Atrophy of the Choroid and the Retina

    • Choroideremia

  • Heredoconstitutional Defects of the Neuroepithelium

    • Congenital Night Blindness Without Fundus Changes

    • Oguchi's Disease: Congenital Night Blindness with Grayish-White Discoloration of the Fundus

    • Retinitis Punctata Albescens

  • Heredodegeneration of the Inner Nuclear Layer

    • Cystoid Degeneration of the Retina

    • Retinitis Circinata

  • Heredodegeneration of the Ganglion Cells of the Retina

    • Infantile Amaurotic Family Idiocy, or Tay-Sachs Disease

    • Juvenile Amaurotic Family Idiocy (Vogt-Spielmeyer or Stock-Spielmeyer Type)

    • Late Infantile Amaurotic Family Idiocy (Bielschowsky, or Batten-Mayou Type)

    • Niemann-Pick Disease

INTRODUCTION  Degenerations of the retina on a hereditary basis present a variety of problems (1) as to the character of the hereditary factors, (2) as to the ultimate factors in the pathogenesis,

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