Definition: retinoschisis occurring before 10 years of age and within the nerve-fiber layer, with frequent macular involvement; at first, the inner wall is a translucent veillike membrane, but it becomes denser and may render the retina white; autosomal recessive inheritance. There is a form of this condition in middle age that is X linked [MIM*312700] and a rare autosomal dominant form [MIM*180270].
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