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Two cases of X-linked retinoschisis with different spectral domain optical coherence tomography findings

Authors Leng T

Received 5 August 2012

Accepted for publication 3 September 2012

Published 24 September 2012 Volume 2012:6 Pages 1563—1565


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Theodore Leng

Byers Eye Institute at Stanford, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA, USA

Abstract: Spectral domain optical coherence tomography was used to image the maculae of two brothers who had the diagnosis of X-linked retinoschisis maculopathy. One patient demonstrated a large foveal cyst in one eye and a lamellar macular hole in the fellow eye. The second patient demonstrated small retinal cysts in multiple layers of the retina. Spectral domain optical coherence tomography allowed high-resolution imaging and characterization of the features in X-linked retinoschisis in these patients, and it highlighted the variability of the same genetic disease, even in one family.

Keywords: SD-OCT, XLRS, retina, imaging, maculopathy

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