As an aside, the term tapetoretinal
degeneration may appear in a literature search for reticular degeneration.
5) Francois described the clinical appearance of presumed tapetoretinal
degeneration in 1964.
Onset of Level and visual grade Alias Diagnoses impairment Intermediate 5 Adam Type 1 neurofibromatosis Before Age 2 6 Bill Blue cone monochromatism Prenatal 6 Belle Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) Preschool 6 Bob Hypoplasia nervi optici Prenatal 7 Charles Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) Prenatal 7 Claudia Hypoplasia nervi optici Prenatal High 8 David Tapetoretinal
dystrophy Prenatal 9 Eddy Hypoplasia nervi optici Prenatal 9 Ella ROP Cerebral palsy Prenatal 10 Florence Hypoplasia nervi optici Prenatal 10 Francine Lawrence Moon Bart- Biedl syndrome (RP syndrome) Prenatal Reduction in Level and Near visual the visual Additional grade Alias acuity field disabilities Intermediate 5 Adam 0.
Alstrom et al defined a syndrome combining tapetoretinal
degeneration, obesity, diabetes mellitus, and neurogenous deafness.
21) While most patients recover normal vision within a few weeks of delivery, some have residual RPE changes in the macula that appeaT as Elschnig spots or which mimic macular dystrophy or tapetoretinal
degeneration (a group of inherited abnormalities in the retina characterized by night blindness, retinal atrophy, weakening of the retinal vessels, pigment clumping, and contraction of the visual field).