A Case Report of Deuteranopia with Ocular Albinism: A Variant of Forsius-Eriksson Syndrome
The Forsius-Eriksson syndrome is known as an X-linked ocular anomaly with albinism of the fundus, hypoplasia of the fovea, impairment of vision, nystagmus, astigmatism, progressive myopia and protanomaly. The author encountered a 33-year-old male referred to our clinic because of a severe corneal ulcer. By ocular examinations including a color vision test with the Nagel anomaloscope, almost the same symptoms as deuteranopia instead of protanomaly were detected. His brother had similar symptoms and his mother did not have the mosaic pigment patterns in the fundus. Therefore, this case was diagnosed as a variant of the Forsius-Eriksson syndrome.
KeywordsColor Vision Corneal Ulcer Color Vision Deficiency Ocular Examination Ocular Finding
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- Forsius, H. and Eriksson, A.W. Ein neues Augensydrom mit X-chromosomaler Transmission. Eine Sippe mit Fundusalbinismus, Foveahypoplasie, Nystagmus, Myopie, Astigmatismus und Dyschromatopsie. Klin. Monatsbl. Augenheiik. 144: 447–457 (1964).Google Scholar
- Witkop, C.J., Quevedo, W.C. and Fitzpatrick, T.B. Albinism and other disorders of pigment metabolism. In: The metabolic basis of inherited diseases, 5th Ed. (Stanbury, J.B., Wyngaarden, J.B., Freserickson, D.S., Goldstein, J.L. and Brown, M.S., eds). McGraw-Hill, New York (1983).Google Scholar
- Race, R.R. and Sanger, R. Blood group in man, 6th Ed. Blackwell Scientific Publication, Oxford (1975).Google Scholar
- Waardenburg, P.J., Eriksson, A.W. and Forsius, H. Aland eye disease (syndrome Forsius-Eriksson). Prog. Neuro-Opthalmol. 2: 336–339 (1969).Google Scholar