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Choroideremia clinical symptoms and inheritance

The main symptoms of chorioideremia include night blindness, peripheral visual field loss and progressive narrowing of the visual field, as in classic “retinitis pigmentosa”. The course of the disease can vary greatly. It is estimated that about 1,000 people affected by chorioideremia live in Germany. Chorioideremia is comparatively often not recognized as such by ophthalmologists. It is inherited X-chromosomally, i.e. sex-linked. As a rule, only men are affected. Women can pass on the chorioideremia as carriers, but usually do not have impaired vision.

Please visit the Choroideremia toolkit on the Pro Retina Germany website for more information about Choroideremia, upcoming events and latest news and research specific for the Choroideremia community.

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