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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It discusses the factors that affect adjustment, the impact and reaction of the deaf community to persons with Usher's Syndrome, the importance of early diagnosis, special concerns of adolescents, feelings of isolation, and issues of independence and self-reliance.
This information will be useful to those who are making decisions about the future of persons with the condition and particularly to persons who have Usher's Syndrome as they make decisions for themselves.
Chapter Seven stresses the use of recreation and other resources to help establish a sense of community and to avoid the sense of isolation often felt by persons with Usher's Syndrome.
RP is associated with several inherited neurological conditions, of which Usher's syndrome is one.
Other researchers have proposed a neuropathological explanation for the coexistence of Usher's syndrome and schizophrenia, with those patients with Usher's syndrome having global anatomical cerebral and cerebellar degenerations that could lead to the observed psychotic changes.
Night blindness is one of the first symptoms of Usher's Syndrome.
About three years later I went for another check-up and that's when they found the problem and diagnosed me with Usher's Syndrome.
RAISING AWARENESS: Edwina Mills, who became a member of Deafblind UK after being diagnosed with Usher's Syndrome