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Juvenile retinoschisis

Other Names for this Disease
  • Retinoschisis juvenile X chromosome-linked
  • Retinoschisis X-linked
  • X-linked juvenile retinoschisis
  • X-linked retinoschisis
  • XJR
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What treatment is available for juvenile retinoschisis?

There is no specific treatment for juvenile retinoschisis. Low vision services are designed to benefit those whose ability to function is compromised by impaired vision. Public school systems are mandated by federal law to provide appropriate education for children who have vision impairment. Surgery may be required to address the infrequent complications of vitreous hemorrhage and retinal detachment. Affected individuals should avoid high-contact sports and other activities that can cause head trauma to reduce risk of retinal detachment and vitreous hemorrhage.[1]
Last updated: 12/22/2010

  1. Sieving PA, MacDonald IM, Meltzer MR, Smaoui N. X-Linked Juvenile Retinoschisis. GeneReviews. May 12, 2009; Accessed 2/23/2010.

Management Guidelines

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Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

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