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February 1980

X-Linked Recessive Retinitis Pigmentosa and Vitreous FluorophotometryA Study of Female Heterozygotes

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Chicago.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1980;98(2):307-310. doi:10.1001/archopht.1980.01020030303013

• Vitreous fluorophotometry was used to assess the functional integrity of the blood-retinal barrier in four female carriers of X-linked recessive retinitis pigmentosa. Abnormal findings in all four carriers suggest that a defect in the blood-retinal barrier, detectable by vitreous fluorophotometry, is a sensitive means by which carriers can be identified.