Usher's syndrome


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Related to Usher's syndrome: retinitis pigmentosa

Usher's syndrome

 [ush´erz]
a genetic disorder characterized by congenital deafness and progressive blindness resulting from retinal degeneration; sometimes mental retardation and disturbances of gait also occur. A self-help network for individuals and families affected by this disorder can be reached at the Foundation Fighting Blindness, 11435 Cronhill Drive, Owings Mills, MD 21117-2220, telephone (voice) 1-888-394-3937, (TDD) 1-800-683-5551, or by consulting their web site at http://www.blindness.org.

Usher's syndrome

an inherited disorder characterized by retinitis pigmentosa and a sensorineural hearing deficit.
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Registered blind and deaf, Sarah suffers from Usher's Syndrome - an inherited recessive condition.
Mrs Millis, of Sunnybank Avenue, Toll Bar End, was born deaf and was diagnosed with Usher's syndrome - which means sight and hearing become progressively worse - when she was in her 40s.
Edwina was born deaf but it was not until she was in her 40s that she was diagnosed with Usher's Syndrome.