Next-Generation Sequencing-Based Molecular Diagnosis of Choroideremia

Case Rep Ophthalmol. 2015 Jul 25;6(2):246-50. doi: 10.1159/000437348. eCollection 2015 May-Aug.


We screened patients with choroideremia using next-generation sequencing (NGS) and identified a novel mutation and a known mutation in the CHM gene. One patient presented an atypical fundus appearance for choroideremia. Another patient presented macular hole retinal detachment in the left eye. The present case series shows the utility of NGS-based screening in patients with choroideremia. In addition, the presence of macular hole in 1 of the 2 patients, together with a previous report, indicated the susceptibility of patients with choroideremia to macular hole.

Keywords: Choroideremia; Diagnosis; Next-generation sequencing; Utility.

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