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Konigsmark Knox Hussels syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • Deafness optic atrophy syndrome
  • Dominant congenital deafness and progressive optic nerve atrophy
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Organizations Supporting this Disease

  • American Foundation for the Blind
    2 Penn Plaza, Suite 1102
    New York, NY 10121
    Toll-free: 800-232-5463
    Telephone: 212-502-7600
    Fax: 888-545-8331

  • Foundation Fighting Blindness
    7168 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 100
    Columbia, MD 21046
    Toll-free: 800-683-5555
    Telephone: 410-423-0600 (local)
    TTY: 800-683-5551

  • National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR)
    1801 Rockville Pike, Suite 400
    Rockville, MD 20852
    Telephone: 240-221-2905
    Fax: 240-221-0370

  • National Association of the Deaf
    8630 Fenton Street Suite 820
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
    Telephone: 301-587-1788
    TTY: 301-587-1789
    Fax: 301-587-1791

  • Prevent Blindness America
    211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
    Chicago, IL 60606
    Toll-free: 800-331-2020

Social Networking Websites

  • is a Web site and blog that collects firsthand stories from people facing issues, making tough decisions, and using genomic (DNA) information in their own healthcare. Click on the link to learn from their experiences and/or submit your own story.
  • RareShare is an online social hub dedicated to patients, families and healthcare professionals affected by rare medical disorders.

Organizations Providing General Support