X-linked myopia in Danish family

Acta Ophthalmol (Copenh). 1988 Aug;66(4):450-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-3768.1988.tb04039.x.


X-linked infantile myopia is described in a family of 273 members of whom 87 were examined in the National Eye Clinic. The disease may represent a new ocular syndrome, constituted by myopia combined with astigmatism, impaired vision, hypoplasia of the optic nerve heads, and deuteranopia. Obligate carriers presented slight retinal changes. Linkage studies are in progress.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Color Vision Defects / genetics
  • Denmark
  • Female
  • Fluorescein Angiography
  • Genetic Linkage
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Myopia / genetics*
  • Optic Nerve / pathology
  • Pedigree
  • Visual Acuity
  • X Chromosome