Norrie's Disease: A Study of Two Families

Ruth M. Liberfarb, Roland D. Eavey, G. Robert De Long, Daniel M. Albert, J. Paul Dieckert, Tatsuo Hirose

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Norrie's disease, or congenital progressive oculo-acoustico-cerebral degeneration, is a rare X-linked recessive syndrome of retinal malformation, deafness, and mental retardation and/or deterioration. The natural history of the disorder in two families with five affected males, four living and one deceased, is described. The histopathology of two patients, one from each family, is reported. Differential diagnosis, treatment, and genetic counseling are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1445-1451
Number of pages7
Issue number10
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985



  • Norrie's disease
  • X-linked recessive inheritance
  • congenital progressive oculo-acoustico-cerebral degeneration
  • genetic counseling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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Liberfarb, R. M., Eavey, R. D., De Long, G. R., Albert, D. M., Dieckert, J. P., & Hirose, T. (1985). Norrie's Disease: A Study of Two Families. Ophthalmology, 92(10), 1445-1451.