Retinal Manifestations Associated with Systemic Diseases

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should have an understanding of retinal degenerations associated with systemic disease and should be able to:

  • Describe the epidemiology, causes, characteristics and management of retinal degenerations including:
    • Disorders involving other organ systems
      • Infantile-Onset to Early Childhood-Onset Syndromes
      • Bardet-Biedl Complex of Diseases
      • Hearing Loss and Pigmentary Retinopathy
      • Neuromuscular Disorders
      • Other Organ System Disorders
      • Paraneoplastic Retinopathy
    • Metabolic Diseases
      • Albinism
      • CNS Metabolic Abnormalities
      • Amino Acid Disorders
      • Mitochondrial Disorders
    • Systemic Drug Toxicity
      • Chloroquine Derivatives
      • Phenothiazines
      • Other agents

Reading Assignment: Please read Chapter 12 Retinal Degenerations Associated with Systemic Disease in the Retina and Vitreous book in the BCSC series.