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January 1971

Congenital Corneal DystrophyProgressive Sensorineural Deafness in a Family

Author Affiliations

Beirut, Lebanon
From the departments of otolaryngology (Drs. Harboyan and Karam), ophthalmology (Dr. Mamo), and pediatrics (Dr. Der Kaloustian), American University Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1971;85(1):27-32. doi:10.1001/archopht.1971.00990050029005

A family has three siblings suffering from congenital corneal dystrophy in association with progressive sensorineural deafness. With the parents of the propositi being first cousins, an autosomal recessive mode of inheritance is suggested. All the positive findings in these patients are attributed to a single gene.