Purpose: To characterize the ophthalmological features and clinical course of an autosomal dominant cone-rod dystrophy (CORD2) in a Japanese family with an Arg41Trp mutation in the CRX gene. Methods: Mutation screening by direct sequencing was performed on 42 patients with cone-rod dystrophy. The clinical features of the patients were characterized by the visual acuity and by the findings of slit-lamp biomicroscopy, electroretinography, fluorescein angiography, and kinetic visual field testing. Results: An Arg41Trp mutation in the CRX gene was identified in three members from three generations of one family with cone-rod dystrophy. Fundus examination demonstrated that the retinal dystrophy worsened with increasing age. Conclusions: A heterozygous Arg41Trp mutation in the CRX gene can produce cone-rod dystrophy in Japanese patients. Clinical examination of patients of different ages demonstrated that there was a rapid progressive worsening of the disease with increasing age.
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|Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
|Published - 2003 Jul 1