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February 1971

Dominant Juvenile Optic AtrophyA Study in Two Families and Review of Hereditary Disease in Childhood

Author Affiliations

New Haven, Conn; Providence, RI
From the Section of Ophthalmology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn (Drs. Caldwell and Howard), and Hunter Laboratory of Psychology, Brown University, Providence, RI.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1971;85(2):133-147. doi:10.1001/archopht.1971.00990050135004

Optic atrophy, with a dominant pattern of inheritance, may occur in childhood with an insidious onset, and may be unrelated to any other neurological, congenital, or developmental anomaly. The clinical and laboratory findings are described in two families with this condition.