May 1986

Long-term Ocular Manifestations in Nephropathic Cystinosis

Author Affiliations

From the Clinical Branch, National Eye Institute (Drs Kaiser-Kupfer and Caruso), and the Section on Human Genetics, Human Genetics Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (Dr Gahl), National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md; and the Glaucoma Service, University of Southern California, and the Department of Ophthalmology, Estelle Doheny Eye Foundation (Dr Minckler), Los Angeles.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1986;104(5):706-711. doi:10.1001/archopht.1986.01050170096030

• Eight nephropathic-cystinotic patients having undergone renal transplantation seven to 14 years previously were studied. Serious ocular complications were noted in four of the eight cases not previously reported. These included posterior synechiae, deposition of crystals on the anterior lens surface, and decreased visual acuity accompanied by impaired visual function, as measured by psychophysical and electrodiagnostic tests when possible.