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Berman-Gund Laboratory for the Study of
Retinal Degenerations


Retinal Diseases Under Investigation

The following retinal diseases are presently under investigation in the Berman-Gund Laboratory for the Study of Retinal Degenerations:

1. Autosomal dominant forms of retinitis pigmentosa

2. Autosomal recessive forms of retinitis pigmentosa

3. Sex-linked (X-chromosome-linked) forms of retinitis pigmentosa

4. Isolate (simplex) forms of retinitis pigmentosa

5. Progressive cone-rod degeneration

6. Sector retinitis pigmentosa

7. Atypical forms of retinitis pigmentosa

a) pericentral
b) paravenous
c) unilateral
d) unclassified

8. Some syndromes or diseases of which retinitis pigmentosa is a part

a) Usher syndrome, type I, type II, and type III
b) Laurence-Moon and Bardet-Biedl syndromes
c) Bassen-Kornzweig syndrome
d) Refsum disease
e) Kearns-Sayre syndrome
f) Hereditary cerebroretinal degenerations
g) Olivopontocerebellar atrophy

9. Congenital amaurosis of Leber

10. Clumped pigmentary degeneration (enhanced S-cone syndrome)

11. Choroideremia

12. Generalized choroidal sclerosis

13. Gyrate atrophy of the choroid and retina

14. Retinitis punctata albescens

15. Bietti crystalline corneoretinal dystrophy

16. Cone degenerations

17. Hereditary macular degenerations including Stargardt disease, fundus flavimaculatus, central areolar choroidal dystrophy, and Best vitelliform macular dystrophy

18. Dominant, recessive, or sex-linked stationary night blindness

19. Congenital rod monochromacy and blue cone monochromacy

20. Juvenile sex-linked retinoschisis

21. Retinal vascular diseases

a) central vein occlusion
b) diabetic retinopathy

22. Age-related forms of macular degeneration

23. Drug-induced retinopathies

24. Paraneoplastic retinopathies