Familial Exudative Vitreoretinopathy (FEVR)
Familial exudative vitreoretinopathy (FEVR) is a rare genetic disorder that can cause progressive vision loss. In this condition, the blood vessels that supply the retina with its blood and oxygen supplies become blocked. This can lead to the formation of scar tissue which, as it recedes, can pull at the retina, leading to retinal detachment and vision loss.
How common is familial exudative vitreoretinopathy (FEVR)?
FEVR is considered to be a rare disorder. Because some patients who have FEVR are asymptomatic, there currently isn’t an exact number of cases reported.
Familial Exudative Vitreoretinopathy Symptoms
Symptoms of FEVR can vary widely depending on the individual. Some people may never experience any symptoms or vision problems at all. When symptoms do occur, they include:
- Vision loss
- Amblyopia (lazy eye)
- Strabismus (crossed eyes)
- Retinal detachment
- Leukocoria (whiteness in the pupils)
For more information, please visit the American Society of Retina Specialists website.
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