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Related to Usher's syndrome: retinitis pigmentosa
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.
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