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October 1970

The Vitreo-Tapeto-Retinal Degenerations

Author Affiliations

New York
From the Department of Ophthalmology, New York University School of Medicine, New York.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1970;84(4):436-445. doi:10.1001/archopht.1970.00990040438007

Sex-linked recessive and autosomal recessive forms of vitreo-tapeto-retinal degeneration were studied in two families and several isolated cases using psychophysical and electrical tests of retinal function. Common to all affected patients was a progressive retinal degeneration associated with vitreous abnormalities. Electroretinographic recordings correlated well with the severity of the defect and in some patients indicated which layers of the retina might be affected or between which layers the schisis occurred. A particular mode of genetic transmission could not be related to specific clinical symptoms of functional findings. A possible carrier state in two female members of a family with the sex-linked recessive form of the disease was found.