Usher Syndrome

Usher Syndrome

What is Usher syndrome?

Usher syndrome is an inherited disorder that involves both a hearing impairment and a vision impairment called retinitis pigmentosa. Retinitis pigmentosa is a progressive degeneration of the retina that causes night blindness and reduction of peripheral vision (side vision). Some people also have varying problems with balance.

Usher syndrome is passed from parents to their children genetically.

What are the different types of Usher syndrome?

There are three types of Usher syndrome:

How is Usher syndrome diagnosed?

Special tests assist in the diagnosis of Usher syndrome, including:

Treatment for Usher syndrome

Specific treatment for Usher syndrome will be determined by your health care provider based on:

At present, there is no known cure for Usher syndrome. The best treatment, however, is early identification so that education programs can begin as soon as possible. Treatment may include:

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