Adult Presentation of X-Linked Retinoschisis: Patient and Physician Perspectives


This commentary article is co-authored by an adult patient with X-linked retinoschisis and two ophthalmologists affiliated with the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. It describes the patient’s experiences of sight loss and the diagnosis and management of X-linked retinoschisis. The treating ophthalmologists then draw upon these experiences and discuss the disease and associated sight loss in a wider context.

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Yu Jeat Chong, Grahame Price-Hunt and Alastair Denniston have no interests to disclose.

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Chong, Y.J., Price-Hunt, G. & Denniston, A. Adult Presentation of X-Linked Retinoschisis: Patient and Physician Perspectives. Ophthalmol Ther 9, 15–19 (2020).

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  • Adult onset
  • Patient perspective
  • X-linked retinoschisis