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ERIC Number: ED139186
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Genetic Factors of Ophthalmic Importance.
Pollard, Zane F.
Reviewed are chromosomal anomalies affecting one's eyes. Brief descriptions are given of the genetic etiology of bilateral retinoblastoma (malignant tumors), aniridia (absence of the iris), cataracts, congenital glaucoma, Reginitis Pigmentosa (progressive deterioration of the visual cells), Choroidermia (degeneration of the vascular coat of the eye), and vitelliform degeneration of Best (degeneration of central vision abilities). The importance of genetic counseling for people with these disorders is stressed. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention, The Council for Exceptional Children (55th, Atlanta, Georgia, April 11-15, 1977)