Juvenile Retinoschisis Follow-up

Updated: May 02, 2017
  • Author: Leslie Small, OD; Chief Editor: Donny W Suh, MD, FAAP  more...
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Follow-up

Further Outpatient Care

Careful funduscopic examinations should be performed initially in patients with X-linked juvenile retinoschisis (XLRS) at a frequent interval in the first decade. Thereafter, patients can be monitored on an annual basis as long as no new symptoms occur.

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Complications

Complications that can affect the visual acuity are vitreous hemorrhages, retinal detachments, and retinal atrophy.

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Prognosis

With prompt identification and management of individuals with X-linked juvenile retinoschisis, the vision should be adequately preserved.

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Patient Education

Educating the patient and the family members on the symptoms of vitreous hemorrhage and retinal detachment can result in prompt detection and management of these events that can threaten central vision.

Genetic counseling has become an important conversation for these patients and their family members. 

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