This information is provided by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD).
Goldmann-Favre syndrome, also known as the severe form of enhanced S-cone syndrome, is a inherited eye disease that affects the light-sensitive part of the eye (retina). Within the retina are “red,” “blue,” and “green” cones which allow us to see colors properly; and rods which allows us to see in dim light. People with Goldmann-Favre syndrome are born with an overabundance of blue cones, a reduced number of red and green cones, and few, if any, functional rods. As a result they experience an increased sensitivity to blue light, varying degrees of red and green cone vision, night blindness occurring from early life, vision loss, and retinal degeneration. Goldmann-Favre syndrome can be caused by mutations in the NR2E3 gene and is inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion.Treatment may include laser photocoagulation and medication, such as acetazolamide, dorzolamide and cyclosporin A.
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