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Article
February 1991

Inherited Retinal Diseases: A Diagnostic Guide

Author Affiliations

Boston, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1991;109(2):188. doi:10.1001/archopht.1991.01080020034019

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Abstract

Inherited retinal disorders are a fascinating group of diseases that are infrequently encountered in a routine ophthalmic practice. However, accurate diagnoses of these conditions are necessary to provide the genetic and prognostic counseling that may be very helpful to patients and their families. This book is a unique atlas that identifies the characteristic features of 72 inherited retinal disorders. The text is intended for the general ophthalmologist who may have the opportunity to examine a patient with an unusual case of inherited retinal abnormality. In addition, residents and fellows of ophthalmology will find this book a convenient reference source for an overview of the salient features of this collection of rare retinal diseases.

"... a unique atlas that identifies the characteristic features of 72 inherited retinal disorders."

The book is organized into three sections. Part 1 provides a brief review of the important principles of inheritance of human disease and genetic

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