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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



Purpose:

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

Setting:

Ophthalmology Department, Hospital de Braga, Portugal

Methods:

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

Results:

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.

Conclusions:

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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