Bietti Crystalline Corneoretinal Dystrophy

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Bietti Crystalline Corneoretinal Dystrophy

Bietti crystalline corneoretinal dystrophy is an inherited eye disease. Symptoms include crystals in the cornea (the clear covering of the eye); yellow, shiny deposits on the retina; and progressive atrophy of the retina, choriocapillaries and choroid (the back layers of the eye). This tends to lead to progressive night blindness and loss of visual acuity. Bietti crystalline corneoretinal dystrophy is caused by mutations in the CYP4V2 gene and inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion.  
 

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The terms "Bietti Crystalline Corneoretinal Dystrophy" returned 4 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Crystal deposits on the lens capsules in Bietti crystalline corneoretinal dystrophy associated with a mutation in the CYP4V2 gene.
 

Author(s): Yumiko Yokoi, Mitsuru Nakazawa, Sayuri Mizukoshi, Kota Sato, Tomoaki Usui, Kimio Takeuchi

Journal: Acta Ophthalmol. 2010 Aug;88(5):607-9.

 

We report a patient (Case 1) with Bietti crystalline corneoretinal dystrophy (BCD) associated with previously unknown findings of crystal-like deposits on the anterior and posterior lens capsules. This patient is one of four (Cases 1-4) in whom we have found BCD associated with the ...

Last Updated: 26 Jul 2010

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Novel mutations in the CYP4V2 gene associated with Bietti crystalline corneoretinal dystrophy.
 

Author(s): Minghua Shan, Bing Dong, Xueqin Zhao, Jingzhao Wang, Genlin Li, Yongsheng Yang, Yang Li

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Bietti crystalline corneoretinal dystrophy (BCD) is an autosomal recessive disorder of retinal degeneration characterized by small glittering crystals in the corneal limbus, posterior pole of the eye, and circulating lymphocytes. Recently mutations in a new gene CYP4V2, encoding a ...

Last Updated: 23 Sep 2005

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Recessive mutations in the CYP4V2 gene in East Asian and Middle Eastern patients with Bietti crystalline corneoretinal dystrophy.
 

Author(s): J Lin, K M Nishiguchi, M Nakamura, T P Dryja, E L Berson, Y Miyake

Journal: J. Med. Genet.. 2005 Jun;42(6):e38.

 

Bietti crystalline corneoretinal dystrophy (BCD) is an autosomal recessively inherited disorder characterised by tiny yellowish glittering retinal crystals, choroidal sclerosis, and crystals in the peripheral cornea, associated with progressive night blindness. CYP4V2, encoding a ...

Last Updated: 6 Jun 2005

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Molecular Genetics of Retinal Degenerations
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Retinal Degeneration; Retinitis Pigmentosa

 

Last Updated: 11 Dec 2014

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