Norrie disease

Norrie disease
Nor·rie disease also Nor·rie's disease 'nȯ(ə)r-(.)ē(z)- n a rare congenital X-linked disease that affects males and is characterized esp. by retinal malformation and opacification of the vitreous body leading to blindness, by progressive mental deterioration, and by deafness
Norrie Gordon (1855-1941)
Danish ophthalmologist. Norrie described the congenital disease that bears his name in a 1927 article on the causes of blindness in children.

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a congenital, X-linked disorder consisting of bilateral blindness from retinal detachment, hypoplasia, or dysplasia; and sometimes mental retardation and deafness developing later.

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