Important It is possible that the main title of the report Leber Congenital Amaurosis is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA) is a rare genetic eye disorder. Affected infants are often blind at birth. Other symptoms may include crossed eyes (strabismus); rapid, involuntary eye movements (nystagmus); unusual sensitivity to light (photophobia); clouding of the lenses of the eyes (cataracts); and/or a cone shape to the front of the eye (keratoconus). LCA is usually inherited as an autosomal recessive genetic condition.
Foundation Fighting Blindness 7168 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 100 Columbia, MD 21046 Tel: (410)423-0600 Fax: (410)872-0574 Tel: (800)683-5555 TDD: (800)683-5551 Email: info@FightBlindness.org Internet: http://www.blindness.org/
Lighthouse International 111 E 59th St New York, NY 10022-1202 Tel: (800)829-0500 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.lighthouse.org
Retinitis Pigmentosa International P.O. Box 900 Woodland Hills, CA 91365 Tel: (818)992-0500 Fax: (818)992-3265 Tel: (800)344-4877 Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.rpinternational.org
National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI) P.O. Box 317 Watertown, MA 02272-0317 Tel: (617)972-7441 Fax: (617)972-7444 Tel: (800)562-6265 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.napvi.org
National Federation of the Blind 200 East Wells Street at Jernigan Place Baltimore, MD 21230 USA Tel: (410)659-9314 Fax: (410)685-5653 Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.nfb.org
American Foundation for the Blind 2 Penn Plaza Suite 1102 New York, NY 10121 Tel: (212)502-7600 Fax: (888)545-8331 Tel: (800)232-5463 TDD: (212)502-7662 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.afb.org
American Council of the Blind 2200 Wilson Boulevard Suite 650 Arlington, VA 22201 Tel: (202)467-5081 Fax: (202)465-5085 Tel: (800)424-8666 Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.acb.org/
NIH/National Eye Institute 31 Center Dr MSC 2510 Bethesda, MD 20892-2510 United States Tel: (301)496-5248 Fax: (301)402-1065 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.nei.nih.gov/
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center PO Box 8126 Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126 Tel: (301)251-4925 Fax: (301)251-4911 Tel: (888)205-2311 TDD: (888)205-3223 Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/
Perkins School for the Blind 175 North Beacon Street Watertown, MA 02472 Tel: (617)924-3434 Fax: (617)926-2027 Email: Info@Perkins.org Internet: http://www.Perkins.org
Foundation for Retinal Research 666 Dundee Road Suite 1104 Northbrook, IL 60062 Tel: (224)927-5063 Fax: (847)562-9401 Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.tfrr.org
For a Complete Report
This is an abstract of a report from the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). A copy of the complete report can be downloaded free from the NORD website for registered users. The complete report contains additional information including symptoms, causes, affected population, related disorders, standard and investigational therapies (if available), and references from medical literature. For a full-text version of this topic, go to www.rarediseases.org and click on Rare Disease Database under "Rare Disease Information".
The information provided in this report is not intended for diagnostic purposes. It is provided for informational purposes only. NORD recommends that affected individuals seek the advice or counsel of their own personal physicians.
It is possible that the title of this topic is not the name you selected. Please check the Synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and Disorder Subdivision(s) covered by this report
This disease entry is based upon medical information available through the date at the end of the topic. Since NORD's resources are limited, it is not possible to keep every entry in the Rare Disease Database completely current and accurate. Please check with the agencies listed in the Resources section for the most current information about this disorder.
For additional information and assistance about rare disorders, please contact the National Organization for Rare Disorders at P.O. Box 1968, Danbury, CT 06813-1968; phone (203) 744-0100; web site www.rarediseases.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Updated: 11/10/2010 Copyright 1986, 1987, 1990, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2010 National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.
How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.
Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.