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April 1983

Vitreous Fluorophotometry in Congenital Stationary Nightblindness

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, Nagoya (Japan) University School of Medicine.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1983;101(4):574-576. doi:10.1001/archopht.1983.01040010574008

• Vitreous fluorophotometry was performed on eyes with three kinds of congenital stationary nightblindness: Oguchi's disease (two cases), X-linked congenital stationary nightblindness (two cases), and fundus albipunctatus (one case). The results were compared with the electroretinogram (ERG) and the electro-oculogram (EOG). In spite of the variable degree of abnormality of the ERG and EOG, all eyes showed normal values on vitreous fluorophotometry. These results strongly suggest that the blood-retinal barrier in congenital stationary nightblindness is intact and that the electrophysiological results and the functioning of the blood-retinal barrier do not correlate in these diseases.

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