Late-Onset Retinal Degeneration

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


Patients with late-onset retinal degeneration (LORD) usually present with nyctalopia in the fifth or sixth decade of life. The fundus shows yellowish-white, punctate deposits, usually progressive and giving rise to scalloped areas of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) atrophy in the mid-periphery and posterior pole (Fig. 23.1). The anterior segment shows elongated zonules with central lens insertion and transillumination defect in the iris, due to iris atrophy.


Autosomal dominant Late-onset retinal degeneration LORD 

Suggested Reading

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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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