Cone-Rod Dystrophy

  • August 23, 2008

    Cone-Rod Dystrophy

    by Dan Roberts (Updated February 21, 2016) Cone-Rod Dystrophy (CRD) is an inherited progressive disease that causes deterioration of the cone and rod photoreceptor cells and often results in blindness. It can be found as an autosomal dominant trait, but it is usually acquired as autosomal recessive. Symptoms of CRD are seen as decreased visual […]

  • Types of Juvenile Macular Degeneration

  • October 23, 2002

    Types of Juvenile Macular Degeneration

    by Dan Roberts October 2002 Several types of macular degeneration affecting children, teenagers, or adults are commonly known as early onset or juvenile MD. Many of these types are hereditary and are looked upon as macular dystrophies instead of degeneration. “Degeneration” is the term used for descriptions of the diseases of age related macular degeneration, […]