Usher's syndrome


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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.
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(3.) Fishman GA, Kumar A, Joseph ME, et al: Usher's syndrome: Ophthalmic and neuro-otologic findings suggesting genetic heterogeneity.
Her owner is registered blind and uses hearing aids as a result of a condition known as Usher's Syndrome that she began to suffer at the age of 19.
He was born deaf but developed the progressive condition Usher's Syndrome and began losing his sight at the age of 19.
All the family, except Callum, are profoundly deaf and Mr Langley also suffers from Usher's Syndrome, which means he has tunnel vision and night blindness.
Registered blind and deaf, Sarah suffers from an inherited condition known as Usher's Syndrome. Despite this, Sarah still enjoys socialising and used the phone to contact people via text message.
Retinitis pigmentosa, Usher's syndrome, and other pigmentary retinopathies.
A similar conclusion now seems likely for a gene tied a few years ago to Usher's syndrome. In this condition, people born deaf slowly lose their sight.