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Bardet-Biedl Syndrome

Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD

Photographer: Cindy Montague, CRA

Bardet-Biedl syndrome is an autosomal recessive condition most commonly due to a mutation in the BBS1 gene. It results in pigmentary retinopathy (usually pigment mottling without bone-spicule-like pigmentation) with macular atrophy and vascular attenuation as seen in these photos. The syndrome can be associated with systemic findings including ulnar polydactyly, obesity, mild developmental delay, and hypogonadism.

Right eye, Bardet-Biedl Syndrome
right eye

Left eye, Bardet-Biedl Syndrome
left eye


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last updated: 10/17/2013
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