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

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Ronald Holzman
Radiology

In brief: Per the NIH:

Usher syndrome type 2A is a genetic condition characterized by hearing loss from birth and progressive vision loss that begins in adolescence or adulthood.
Vision loss is due to retinitis pigmentosa. Night vision loss begins first, followed by blind spots that develop in the side (peripheral) vision. Over time, these blind spots enlarge and merge to produce tunnel vision. (See nih.gov for more).

In brief: Per the NIH:

Usher syndrome type 2A is a genetic condition characterized by hearing loss from birth and progressive vision loss that begins in adolescence or adulthood.
Vision loss is due to retinitis pigmentosa. Night vision loss begins first, followed by blind spots that develop in the side (peripheral) vision. Over time, these blind spots enlarge and merge to produce tunnel vision. (See nih.gov for more).
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Dr. Phil Zapanta
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Congential syndrome

It is a syndrome commonly associated with sensorineural hearing loss and retinitis pigementosa.
It can account for up to 50% of patients with both deafness and blindness. There are 3 types of usher syndromes (1b, 2a, 3) and each has a specific but related genetic mutation. Usher type 2a (ush2a) is the most common mutation.

In brief: Congential syndrome

It is a syndrome commonly associated with sensorineural hearing loss and retinitis pigementosa.
It can account for up to 50% of patients with both deafness and blindness. There are 3 types of usher syndromes (1b, 2a, 3) and each has a specific but related genetic mutation. Usher type 2a (ush2a) is the most common mutation.
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