Case Report

X-linked juvenile retinoschisis in a black South African: A case report

Katherine Rafferty, Aubrey Makgotloe
African Vision and Eye Health | Vol 78, No 1 | a522 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/aveh.v78i1.522 | © 2019 Katherine Rafferty, Aubrey Makgotloe | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 02 July 2019 | Published: 31 October 2019

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Katherine Rafferty, Department of Neurosciences, Division of Ophthalmology, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Aubrey Makgotloe, Department of Neurosciences, Division of Ophthalmology, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa


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Abstract

X-linked juvenile retinoschisis (XLRS) has been well-documented in Finnish and other white populations. This case report illustrates a well-recognised condition in a rare population group. There are few case reports in literature of XLRS in black populations.

Keywords

foveal retinoschisis; X-linked juvenile retinoschisis; macular schisis; black patient; South African

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