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July 1978

Reticular Dystrophy of the Retinal Pigment EpitheliumA Clinical and Electrophysiologic Study of Three Generations

Arch Ophthalmol. 1978;96(7):1177-1184. doi:10.1001/archopht.1978.03910060011003

• Reticular dystrophy of the retinal pigment epithelium is characterized by a posterior pattern of pigment clumping like a "fishnet with knots." Four patients in three successive generations were seen with typical reticular dystrophy. A fifth patient had abnormal dark adaptation. In this family reticular dystrophy was characterized by the typical reticular pigmentary pattern, good visual acuity, normal electroretinographic findings, abnormal electro-oculographic findings, and abnormal dark adaptation. The pedigree indicates autosomal dominance as the inheritance pattern.