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December 1976

Familial Congenital Monochromatism, Cataracts, and Sensorineural Deafness

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Pediatrics (Drs Jan, Tze, and Dunn) and Ophthalmology (Dr Johnston), University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

Am J Dis Child. 1976;130(12):1349-1350. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1976.02120130055011

• Two sisters had diagnoses of congenital monochromatism, cataracts, bilateral nonprogressive sensorineural deafness, and hyperinsulinism in both, and labyrinthine dysfunction in one. This recessively inherited condition is added to the growing number of syndromes in which one of the features may be a disturbance of hypothalamic function.

(Am J Dis Child 130:1349-1350, 1976)