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Goldmann-Favre syndrome

Alternative eponyms

  • Favre’s disease
  • Favre’s hyaloideoretinal degeneration
  • Goldmann-Favre disease

Related people

A familial eye disease characterized by night blindness, vitreoretinal degeneration, peripheral retinoschisis and epiretinal membranes.

Description

A familial eye disease characterized by early onset of night blindness, bilateral progressive vitreoretinal degeneration with peripheral atypical retinopathia pigmentosa, peripheral retinoschisis and epiretinal membranes. Only a few cases reported. Autosomal recessive inheritance.

Bibliography

  • H. Goldmann:
    Biomicroscopie du corps vitré et du fond d’oeil.
    Bulletins et mémoires de la Société française d'ophtalmologie, 1957, 70: 265.
  • M. Favre:
    À propos de deux cas de dégénérescence hyaloideorétinienne.
    Ophthalmologica, Basel, 1958, 135: 604.
  • M. Favre:
    A propos de deux cas de dégénérescence hyaloideorétienne: Two cases of hyaloidretinal degeneration.
    Ophthalmologica, Basel, 1958, 135: 604-609.

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