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What is usher syndrome?

What is usher syndrome?

Retina degeneration : It is a combination of retinitis pigmentosa and severe hearing loss or total loss. Two types usher 1 and usher 2. ...Read more

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Usher Syndrome (Definition)

Usher syndrome = condition in which there is hearing ...Read more


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Can I be cure usher syndrome?

Can I be cure usher syndrome?

No: Sadly, usher syndrome is a combination of retinitis pigmentosa and hearing loss as an inherited problem. There are no known cures nor any real treatment. Your local retinitis pigmentosa society can assist with adaptation and help. ...Read more

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Did helen keller have usher syndrome?

No: She lost her hearing and eyesight from an acute illness as a child. ...Read more

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What are the tests for usher syndrome?

See below:: 11 genetic loci (a segment of chromosome on which a certain gene is located) have been found to cause usher syndrome, and 9 genes have been pinpointed that cause the disorder for types 1, 2, 3. With so many possible genes involved in usher syndrome, genetic tests are not conducted on a widespread basis. Diagnosis of usher syndrome is usually performed through hearing, balance, and vision tests. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what usher syndrome type 2a is?

Deafness blindness: Usher syndrome 2a has hard of hearing than deafness. It does not worsen overtime. Also there is no associated balance problems as vestibular apparatus is intact. It is autosomal recessive due to mutations of genes. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what is usher syndrome type 2a?

Can anyone tell me what is usher syndrome type 2a?

Vision/hearing loss: Ushers syndrome is an autosomal recessive inherited disease that involves various degrees of vision loss in the form of retinitis pigmentosa & varying degrees of hearing/balance loss. Type 1 has profound hearing/balance loss at birth, type 2 has moderate to severe hearing/balance loss at birth,& type 3 normal hearing/balance at birth but progresses in later childhood/teens. ...Read more

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If someone has usher syndrome, what are they in for?

If someone has usher syndrome, what are they in for?

Hearing/vision loss: Progressive hearing loss to deafness, and progressive vision loss to partial blindness, with some tunnel vision and blind spots, which can be worsened by cataracts, causing complete blindness. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of usher syndrome and is there any way to effectively address them?

See below:: The major symptoms of usher syndrome are hearing loss and an eye disorder called retinitis pigmentosa, or rp. Rp causes night-blindness and a loss of peripheral vision (side vision) through the progressive degeneration of the retina. There is no cure for usher syndrome. The best treatment involves early identification so that educational programs can begin as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Is usher syndrome life-threatening?

Is usher syndrome life-threatening?

No: Usher syndrome is a condition characterized by severe to profound hearing loss and progressive vision loss. The genetic mutations cause deterioration of the cochlear nerve, leading to partial or complete deafness, and deterioration of the light-sensing cells on the retina, leading to partial or complete blindness. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the chromosomes associated with usher syndrome?

Not so simple: There are at least 8 different chromosomes implicated in the many different forms of this condition. Each form is a different level of severity and should be cared for by a team who can address the hearing concerns as well as the visual effects. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for usher syndrome?

See below:: Currently, there is no cure for usher syndrome. The best treatment involves early identification so that educational programs can begin as soon as possible. The exact nature of these programs will depend on the severity of the hearing and vision loss as well as the age and abilities of the person. ...Read more

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Is usher syndrome life-threatening or fatal?

Is usher syndrome life-threatening or fatal?

No: Ushers, an inherited combination of retinitis pigmentosa and deafness, is not life threatening; but obviously severely life altering. ...Read more

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How can I overcome fear of usher syndrome!?

How can I overcome fear of usher syndrome!?

Get an exam: Usher's syndrome involves pigmenary changes in the retina and hearing loss. Have your hearing checked and an exam by an ophthalmologist. If these are normal then you can relax about Usher's ...Read more

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Whats the difference in between usher syndrome and retinitis pigmentosa?

Whats the difference in between usher syndrome and retinitis pigmentosa?

Added burden: Retinitis pigmentosa which is an inherited failure to thrive of light receptors in the retina is compounded in usher syndrome because in those folks, the hearing also drops with time. So ushers people get both problems. ...Read more

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What is the difference in between usher syndrome and retinitis pigmentosa?

What is the difference in between usher syndrome and retinitis pigmentosa?

Inherited Diseases: Retinitis pigmentosa is a group of inherited disorders that cause degeneration of the retina and vision loss. Usher's syndrome is a type of rp combined with hearing and balance problems. The most common visual symptoms are night blindness and gradual loss of peripheral vision. There is currently no proven cure, however the argus ii retinal implant is a possibility in end-stage rp. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the difference in between usher syndrome and retinitis pigmentosa?

Please help! what is the difference in between usher syndrome and retinitis pigmentosa?

Hearing: Retinitis pigmentosa (rp) is an inherited degeneration of the retina frequently leading to blindness. Most cases are isolated with no other body system involved. One rare form termed usher's has associated with it some degree of deafness as well - a double whammy for those poor souls. ...Read more