Rare Disease Day — 28 February 2023

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February 28, 2023
Leber Congenital Amaurosis

Leber Congenital Amaurosis (LCA) is a rare type of inherited retinal degenerative disease characterized by severe loss of vision at birth. A variety of other eye-related abnormalities including roving eye movements, deep-set eyes, and sensitivity to bright light also occur with this disease. Some patients with LCA also experience central nervous system abnormalities.

Eye examinations of infants with LCA reveal normal appearing retinas. However, electroretinography (ERG) tests, which measure visual function, detect little if any activity in the retina.

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