– LEBER CONGENITAL AMAUROSIS 1; LCA1 – AMAUROSIS CONGENITA OF LEBER I;; LCA;; RETINAL BLINDNESS, CONGENITAL; CRB. – LEBER CONGENITAL AMAUROSIS 2; LCA2 – AMAUROSIS CONGENITA OF LEBER II. Leber’s congenital amaurosis (LCA) is a rare inherited eye disease that appears at birth or in the first few months of life. One form of LCA was successfully.

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C confenita, C HPO: Mutations in this gene also cause retinitis pigmentosa RP20; Leber congenital amaurosis comprises a group of early-onset childhood retinal dystrophies characterized by vision loss, nystagmus, and severe retinal dysfunction. Patients usually present at birth with profound vision loss and pendular nystagmus. Electroretinogram ERG responses are usually nonrecordable. Other clinical findings may include high hypermetropia, photodysphoria, oculodigital sign, keratoconus, cataracts, and a variable appearance to the fundus summary by Chung and Traboulsi, For a general description and a discussion of genetic heterogeneity of LCA, see Waardenburg and Schappert-Kimmijser published a pedigree that showed all normal children from 2 affected parents with Leber congenital amaurosis LCA.

The mother had 2 affected sisters and the father was the product of a first-cousin marriage. Keratoconus or keratoglobusa frequent feature of this condition, was not present in either parent but was found in one of the mother’s affected sisters. This congenjta is, of course, not to be confused with Leber optic atrophy. Chung and Traboulsi noted that LCA2 is distinguished by moderate visual impairment at infancy that progresses to total blindness by mid akaurosis late adulthood.

One of the unique qualities of LCA2 is that, even with profound early visual impairment, retinal cells are relatively preserved. RP is the diagnosis given to patients conggenita photoreceptor amaurois who have good central vision within the first decade of life.

The diagnosis of LCA is given to patients who are born blind or who lose vision within a few months after birth. Both diagnostic entities feature attenuated retinal vessels and a variable amount of retinal pigmentation in older patients and a reduced or nondetectable electroretinogram ERG at all ages.

None of the 14 newborns followed objects or made eye contact, leading their parents to suspect visual impairment within the first 3 months of life. All had night blindness, and none had photophobia, and all but 2 children showed early-onset nystagmus or developed nystagmus before 6 years of age.

A wide range amwurosis visual acuities was observed at first examination, and at follow-up visual acuity had remained relatively stable in 9 patients, whereas in 4 it had deteriorated.

In the 7 patients in whom color vision testing could be performed, color vision was severely disturbed and tended to the tritan axis see Visual field defects were slightly progressive, but peripheral vongenita remained relatively stable in 10 patients.

ERGs were performed by 3 years of age in 12 patients, of whom 7 had no responses detected 5 within the first year of life ; in 4 patients, severely reduced photopic responses were measured with absent scotopic responses, and in only lfber patient were both scotopic and photopic responses measured.


She had severe visual deficits and had presented in infancy with night blindness, nystagmus, and absent rod and cone electroretinograms. Analysis of marker D1S, located 3 cM proximal to the RPE65 genealso revealed homozygosity of 1 allele in 5 of 8 informative families.

The existence of at least 2 genetically distinct forms of Leber congenital amaurosis was established by the congehita of Marlhens et al. In 13 patients with early-onset severe retinal dystrophy from 9 related Dutch families from a genetically isolated population living on a former island, Yzer et al. A patient from another related family was found to be compound heterozygous for YH and a splice site mutation Among 25 unaffected sibs tested, 17 were heterozygous for the YH mutation, and 8 did not carry the mutation.

The YH mutation was found in 3 3. The YH founder mutation was not detected in 86 LCA patients from a different white population or in 94 controls from the Netherlands, but analysis of 75 Dutch patients with autosomal recessive or isolated retinitis pigmentosa revealed the presence of the mutation in heterozygosity in 1 Dutch patient with RP and early-onset vision loss.

The eye with worse visual function received vector administration in each case. Post-treatment visual acuity was not significantly different from baseline. All patients reported increased visual sensitivity in the study eye, especially noticeable under reduced ambient light conditions; dark-adapted full-field sensitivity testing showed significant increases compared to the control eye p less than 0.

Both cone- and rod-photoreceptor-based vision could be demonstrated in treated areas, with increases up to fold for cones and up to 63,fold for aamurosis.

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Noting that visual loss in LCA2 is due to a combination of biochemical blockade of the retinoid cycle and degeneration of retinal photoreceptors, Cideciyan et al. The reconstituted retinoid cycle was not completely normal, however: Further examination revealed that foveal sensitivities in her 2 eyes were similar, but the superotemporal region of the treated eye was remarkably different from the cone blindness in the comparable region of the untreated eye.

Patients had at least 2 log unit increase in pupillary light responses, and an 8-year-old child had nearly the same level of light sensitivity as that in age-matched normal-sighted individuals. The greatest improvement was noted in children, all of whom gained ambulatory vision.

Gene therapy was well tolerated and all patients showed sustained improvement in subjective and objective measurements of vision. The disorder was initially described by Narfstrom et al. The disorder was later described as having a progressive component and was termed hereditary retinal dystrophy Wrigstad et al. The dogs originated from stock in the U. Identification of the same mutation in all of these dogs suggested a founder effect. Congenital stationary night blindness in the dog: Thirty-year follow-up of a patient with Leber congenital amaurosis and novel RPE65 mutations.


Effect of gene therapy on visual function in Leber’s congenital amaurosis. Human gene therapy for RPE65 isomerase deficiency activates the retinoid cycle of vision but with slow rod kinetics. Vision 1 year after gene therapy for Leber’s congenital amaurosis.

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Treatment of Leber congenital amaurosis due to RPE65 mutations by ocular subretinal injection of adeno-associated virus gene vector: Amaueosis effects of RPE65 gene therapy for Leber’s congenital amaurosis: Safety and efficacy of gene transfer for Leber’s congenital amaurosis.

Mutations in RPE65 cause Leber’s congenital amaurosis. Mutations in the RPE65 gene in patients with autosomal recessive retinitis pigmentosa or Leber congenital amaurosis. On various recessive biotypes of Leber’s congenital amaurosis.


Slowly progressive changes of the retina and retinal pigment epithelium in Briard dogs with hereditary retinal dystrophy: A tyrhis RPE65 founder mutation is associated with variable expression and progression of early onset retinal dystrophy in 10 families of a genetically isolated population.

A number sign is used with this entry because of evidence that Leber congenital amaurosis-2 LCA2 is caused by homozygous or compound heterozygous mutation in the RPE65 gene on chromosome 1p A bonus to all MIMmatch users is the option to sign up for updates on new gene-phenotype relationships. Clinical Synopsis Toggle Dropdown. Phenotypic Series Toggle Dropdown. Gene Therapy Hauswirth et al.

Ada Hamosh – updated: TEXT A number sign is used with this entry because of evidence that Leber congenital amaurosis-2 LCA2 is caused by homozygous or compound heterozygous mutation in the RPE65 gene on chromosome 1p OMIM is intended for use primarily by physicians and other professionals concerned with genetic disorders, by genetics researchers, and by advanced students in science and medicine. While the OMIM database is open to the public, users seeking information about a personal medical or genetic condition are urged to consult with a qualified physician for diagnosis and for answers to personal questions.

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