Other Names for this Disease
- Dominant hyaloideoretinal dystrophy of Wagner
- Erosive vitreoretinopathy
- Hyaloideoretinal degeneration of Wagner
- VCAN-related vitreoretinopathy
Wagner syndrome is a hereditary eye disease characterized by a central vitreous cavity which appears empty on slit-lamp examination. The condition was named after the Swiss ophthalmologist Hans Wagner, who described a family with this condition in 1938. Since then less than 50 families have been described. The first signs usually emerge during early adolescence, but onset may be as early as age 2. Wagner syndrome is caused by mutations in the VCAN gene. It is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner.
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