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Wagner syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • Wagner syndrome type 1
  • Wagner vitreoretinal degeneration
  • Hyaloideoretinal degeneration of Wagner
  • WGN1
  • Erosive vitreoretinopathy
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Treatment

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How might Wagner syndrome be treated?

Treatment of Wagner syndrome is symptomatic and supportive. Refractive errors can be corrected by glasses or contact lenses. Cataracts should be removed via standard protocols by an experienced eye care professional. Retinal breaks can be treated with laser retinopexy or cryocoagulation. Retinal detachment requires incision surgery. All individuals with Wagner syndrome should be seen annually for ophthalmologic evaluation.[1][2]

More information about the management of Wagner syndrome can be found through GeneReviews and the Wagner Syndrome Website. Click on the links to access this information.

Last updated: 12/7/2009

References
  1. Van Aerde K, Kloeckener-Gruissem B. Wagner Syndrome. Wagner Syndrome Website. 2009; http://www.wagnersyndrome.eu/wagner.html. Accessed 12/7/2009.
  2. Kloeckener-Gruissem B, Amstutz C. VCAN-Related Vitreoretinopathy. GeneReviews. 2009; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bookshelf/br.fcgi?book=gene&part=wagner. Accessed 12/7/2009.


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Other Names for this Disease
  • Wagner syndrome type 1
  • Wagner vitreoretinal degeneration
  • Hyaloideoretinal degeneration of Wagner
  • WGN1
  • Erosive vitreoretinopathy
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.