Congenital Stationary Night Blindness

  • Stephen H. Tsang
  • Tarun SharmaEmail author
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1085)


In congenital stationary night blindness (CSNB), there is a defect in rod photoreceptor signal transmission. This disorder of night vision is non-progressive. The most common inheritance pattern is X-linked, though autosomal recessive and autosomal dominant patterns have been described (Fig. 13.1). There is genetic heterogeneity within these types.


X-linked Congenital stationary night blindness CSNB 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Jonas Children’s Vision Care, Bernard & Shirlee Brown Glaucoma Laboratory, Columbia Stem Cell Initiative-Departments of Ophthalmology, Biomedical Engineering, Pathology & Cell Biology, Institute of Human Nutrition, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Ophthalmology, Columbia UniversityEdward S. Harkness Eye Institute, NewYork-Presbyterian HospitalNew YorkUSA

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