Is retinoschisis progressive?
It is known as juvenile, X-linked retinoschisis. The disorder is characterized by a slow, progressive loss of parts of the field of vision corresponding to the areas of the retina that have become split. Either form may be associated with the development of saclike blisters (cysts) in the retina.
Can retinoschisis be cured?
There is no medical treatment for degenerative retinoschisis; however, vitrectomy surgery is occasionally required for complications related to either type of retinoschisis.
What is senile retinoschisis?
Senile retinoschisis (RS), also known as acquired or degenerative retinoschisis, is a primary, acquired, gradual splitting of the retina into at least 2 distinct layers. This condition is not senile or age related, as it has been reported in patients in the third decade of life (20-30 years).
Is retinoschisis hereditary?
Inheritance. Juvenile retinoschisis is inherited in an x-linked recessive pattern. The gene associated with this condition is located on the X chromosome , one of the two sex chromosomes . In males (who have only one X chromosome ), one altered copy of the gene in each cell is sufficient to cause the condition.
Why would retinoschisis affect your vision?
When the retina splits, tiny lumps called cysts form between the layers. These cysts damage nerves and keep light signals from reaching the brain. Damaged nerves can make your vision blurry.
Is retinoschisis a retinal detachment?
Surgery: In extreme cases, retinoschisis can lead to complete retinal detachment, which is where the retina pulls away from the back of the eye. It can lead to the complete loss of vision, and surgery may be necessary to move the retina back into place.
Can retinoschisis be misdiagnosed?
Retinoschisis. Like central retinal vein occlusion, peripheral retinoschisis shares similar indications with another condition. In this instance, it is that peripheral retinoschisis gets misdiagnosed as retinal detachment. In either condition, the retina may be elevated.
Can retinoschisis cause retinal detachment?