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i've achromatopsia, which chromosome is affected?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Several: Rod monochromatism is most common form of achromatopsia, inherited as autosomal recessive condition; it can be can be caused by more than one gene mutation. So far, mutations or variants of any of 4 genes, cnga3, cngb3, gnat2 and recently pde6c, have been linked to each causing rod monochromatism. These 4 genes appear to account for about 79% of cases of rod monochromatism. See comment below—>.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
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A 42-year-old member asked:

What does achromatopsia affect?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Color vision trouble: I assume you are talkng about your troubled vision with with color-perception? It is complex genetic disorder which current has no cure. Treatment is often difficult and follow-up with a specialist is needed. Since 2003, there is a cybernetic device called eyeborg that allows people to perceive colour through sound waves. Check it out. Cosult your doc. Good luck to you.
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Good tips for management for achromatopsia in school?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Color vision trouble: I assume you are talkng about your troubled vision with with color-perception? It is complex genetic disorder which current has no cure. Treatment is often difficult and follow-up with a specialist is needed. Since 2003, there is a cybernetic device called eyeborg that allows people to perceive colour through sound waves. Check it out. Cosult your doc. Good luck to you.
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A 29-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: achromatopsia?

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Dr. Cynthia Lu
General Practice 16 years experience
No color: A hereditary disorder of sight due to a lack of cone vision. Without cones, one is unable to see color. People with a/chromat/ops/ia have severe colorblind and very poor visual acuity. A equals lack of, chromat equals color, ops are the eyes, ia is a condition. Thus, achromatopsia is a condition where the eyes lack color perception.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Are there any decent natural treatments for achromatopsia?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: Having a child with a visual handicap is difficult enough without making yourself the prey of unscientific practitioners. This is a group of genetic diseases that interfere with eye function, including all color perception. Instead, familiarized yourself with what is available actually to help junior -- including the "eyeborg", a device that allows color recognition through sound waves.

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