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We ascertained three different families affected with oto-dental syndrome, a rare but severe autosomal-dominant craniofacial anomaly. All affected patients had the unique phenotype of grossly enlarged molar teeth (globodontia) segregating with a high-frequency sensorineural hearing loss. In addition, ocular coloboma segregated with disease in one family(More)
PURPOSE To describe the phenotypic presentation of a cohort of individuals with homozygous disease-associated ABCA4 variants. DESIGN Retrospective case series. PARTICIPANTS Eighteen affected individuals from 13 families ascertained from a total cohort of 214 families with ABCA4-related retinal disease presenting to a single center. METHODS A detailed(More)
Complete congenital stationary night blindness (cCSNB) is associated with loss of function of rod and cone ON bipolar cells in the mammalian retina. In humans, mutations in NYX and GRM6 have been shown to cause the condition. Through the analysis of a consanguineous family and screening of nine additional pedigrees, we have identified three families with(More)
Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA) is an infantile-onset form of inherited retinal degeneration characterized by severe vision loss(1,2). Two-thirds of LCA cases are caused by mutations in 17 known disease-associated genes(3) (Retinal Information Network (RetNet)). Using exome sequencing we identified a homozygous missense mutation (c.25G>A, p.Val9Met) in(More)
PURPOSE Hereditary cataract is a clinically and genetically heterogeneous lens disorder that usually presents as a sight-threatening trait in childhood. The purpose of this study was to map and identify the mutation underlying an autosomal dominant form of coral-shaped cataract segregating in a three generation Caucasian pedigree. METHODS Genomic DNA was(More)
PURPOSE To identify patients with autosomal recessive retinal dystrophy caused by mutations in the gene, retinal dehydrogenase 12 (RDH12), and to report the associated phenotype. METHODS After giving informed consent, all patients underwent full clinical evaluation. Patients were selected for mutation analysis based upon positive results from the Asper(More)
PURPOSE Autosomal dominant cataracts are a clinically and genetically heterogeneous eye-lens disorder that usually present in childhood with symptoms of impaired vision. The purpose of this study was to map and identify the mutation underlying autosomal dominant nuclear punctate cataracts segregating in a six generation Caucasian pedigree. METHODS Genomic(More)
Primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) is a clinically important and genetically heterogeneous cause of progressive vision loss as a result of retinal ganglion cell death. Here we have utilized trio-based, whole-exome sequencing to identify the genetic defect underlying an autosomal dominant form of adult-onset POAG segregating in an African-American family.(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify CRB1 mutations in a large cohort of patients with recessive retinal dystrophies and to document the retinal phenotype and visual prognosis. DESIGN A hospital-based cross-sectional study of children and adults with recessive retinal dystrophies. PARTICIPANTS Three hundred and six patients with Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA),(More)