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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 is a rare genetic disease that causes ...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