- Wagner syndrome type 1
- Wagner vitreoretinal degeneration
- Hyaloideoretinal degeneration of Wagner
- Erosive vitreoretinopathy
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.
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.
- Van Aerde K, Kloeckener-Gruissem B. Wagner Syndrome. Wagner Syndrome Website. 2009; http://www.wagnersyndrome.eu/wagner.html. Accessed 12/7/2009.
- 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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- GeneReviews provides current, expert-authored, peer-reviewed, full-text articles describing the application of genetic testing to the diagnosis, management, and genetic counseling of patients with specific inherited conditions.