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A familiar case of cone dystrophy

Poster Details

First Author: G.Calvão-Santos PORTUGAL

Co Author(s):    L. Mendonça   R. Gentil   R. Leite   K. Oliveira   N. Gomes   F. Vaz   0   0 0   0 0   0 0   0 0

Abstract Details


A cone dystrophy is an inherited ocular disorder characterized by the loss of cone cells, the photoreceptors responsible for both central and color vision.


Ophthalmology Department, Hospital de Braga, Portugal


The authors describe the clinical report of 2 brothers affected by this condition.


The patients, aged 23 and 18, had complains of gradual bilateral impairment of central and colour vision, photophobia and hemeralopia. Both had BCVA of 2/10 OU, pendular nystagmus and ophtalmoscopic, angiographic and tomographic signs of cone dystrophy.


Dark sunglasses were prescribed to reduce photophobia as well as and low vision aids like software for screen text enlargement. Genetic counseling was advised.

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