Familial foveal retinoschisis

Arch Ophthalmol. 1977 Jul;95(7):1190-6. doi: 10.1001/archopht.1977.04450070088006.


Three young women, offspring of a nonconsanguineous marriage of normal parents, manifested mild visual loss associated with a bilateral foveal dystrophy that resembled the macular involvement in juvenile sex-linked retinoschisis. Electrophysiologic and psychophysiologic tests showed less severe involvement than the gonosomal equivalent. An autosomal recessive inheritance is proposed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Female
  • Fluorescein Angiography
  • Fovea Centralis*
  • Humans
  • Macula Lutea*
  • Male
  • Ophthalmoscopy
  • Pedigree
  • Retinal Diseases / genetics*
  • Sex Chromosomes
  • Visual Acuity