Comprehensive analysis of genetic and clinical characteristics of 30 patients with X-linked juvenile retinoschisis in China

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  • Feng-Juan Gao
  • Jian-Hong Dong
  • Dan-Dan Wang
  • Fang Chen
  • Fang-Yuan Hu
  • Qing Chang
  • Ping Xu
  • Wei Liu
  • Jian-Kang Li
  • Ying Huang
  • Ji-Hong Wu
  • Ge-Zhi Xu

Purpose To provides the clinical and genetic characteristics of a series of Chinese patients with X-linked juvenile retinoschisis (XLRS) through multimodal imaging and next-generation sequencing.

Methods Thirty patients (60 eyes) from 29 unrelated families of Chinese origin with XLRS were screened using multigene panel testing, and underwent a complete clinical evaluation. All variants identified in this study and reported in the Human Gene Mutation Database were analysed.

Results Twenty-five distinct variants in the retinoschisin gene were identified, of which eight were novel, and one was de novo. Missense mutations were the most prevalent type, and mutation hot spot was localized in the discoidin domain. The mean Snellen best-corrected visual acuity was 0.28 +/- 0.17. Of all eyes presenting with schisis, 92.86% had lamellar schisis and 62.5% had peripheral schisis. Schisis changes mostly involved inner and outer nuclear layers. X-linked juvenile retinoschisis (XLRS) patients had a high incidence of complications, and peripheral schisis was a risk factor for it. No obvious genotype-phenotype association was observed.

Conclusion This study provides comprehensive analyses of the genetic and clinical characteristics of XLRS in a cohort of Chinese patients. The fourth de novo mutation in RS1 was identified. And we show that XLRS has a wide spectrum of clinical characteristics; hence, molecular diagnosis is crucial for its diagnosis, differential diagnosis and genetic counselling. Peripheral schisis is a risk factor for the high incidence of complications, and no clear genotype-phenotype correlations were found.

TidsskriftActa Ophthalmologica
Antal sider10
StatusE-pub ahead of print - 30 okt. 2020

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