Purpose: Mutations in the RS1 gene are known to cause retinoschisis, an X-linked hereditary retinal degeneration. Here, we present a case of atypical retinoschisis with clinical findings of retinoschisis and retinitis pigmentosa.
Methods: This report is an observational case report. The detailed ophthalmological examinations included visual field determination, multimodal imaging and electrophysiological recordings. Targeted next-generation sequencing of a retinal disease gene panel was performed.
Results: The 55-year-old male, highly hyperopic patient, presented with a best-corrected Snellen visual acuity of 20/100 in the right eye and 20/400 in the left eye. In the kinetic visual field, there was a superior scotoma, as well as a ring scotoma in the inferior hemisphere in the right eye and a concentric visual field constriction to 10° in the left eye. Funduscopy revealed marked pigmentary changes (i.e. bone spicules) in the mid-periphery bilaterally and symmetrically, as well as two small intra-retinal haemorrhages in the left eye. Full-field electroretinography recordings showed extinguished rod and cone responses. Diagnostic-genetic testing revealed a hemizygous missense mutation in the RS1 gene (c.305G > A; p.Arg102Gln) was identified.
Conclusion: We present a case of atypical retinoschisis with clinical findings of retinitis pigmentosa.
Keywords: Electroretinography; RS1; Retinoschisis.