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Leber congenital amaurosis

Synonym(s) Amaurosis congenita of Leber
Prevalence 1-9 / 100 000
Inheritance Autosomal dominant
or Autosomal recessive
Age of onset Infancy
  • H35.5
  • C0339527
  • D057130
  • 10070667


Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA) is a retinal dystrophy defined by blindness, nystagmus, roving eye movement and lack of detectable signals on an electroretinogram (ERG), leading to severe visual impairment within the first year of life.

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Clinical genetics review
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