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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Usher Syndrome (Overview)

Usher syndrome is a rare genetic disease that causes deafness and vision loss.


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

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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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
11 doctors shared insights

Usher Syndrome (Overview)

Usher syndrome is a rare genetic disease that causes deafness and vision loss.


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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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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

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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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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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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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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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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