12-year-old girl experiences progressive vision loss and nyctalopia

Klein, Kendra; Reichel, Elias
December 2014
Ocular Surgery News;12/10/2014, Vol. 32 Issue 23, p34
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article describes the case of a 12-year-old girl referred to New England Eye Center to evaluate her decreased vision in both eyes, reporting worsening nyctalopia one year before presentation, and diagnosed to have Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS), an autosomal recessive multisystem disease. Topics discussed include fundus examination showing retina with moth-eaten appearance, scattered peripheral bone spicule pigmentation and foveal granularity, and attenuated ellipsoid zone in fovea of eyes.


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