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Leber's Congenital Amaurosis By: Ashley Beasley Lori Graham Shelly Sumner Phyllus Bryan Steffani Bryant Derricka Jackson.

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2 Leber's Congenital Amaurosis By: Ashley Beasley Lori Graham Shelly Sumner Phyllus Bryan Steffani Bryant Derricka Jackson

3 What is it? Inherited Affects rods and cones on the macula Rare Congenital and progressive

4 How it Affects Vision Signs Symptoms Vision Associated conditions

5 Diagnosis History Physical findings Electroretinography (ERG) Genetic testing

6 Treatment No treatment Routine followups Clinical Trials in Gene replacement therapy RPE65

7 Educational Implications Devices/Aids Community/School Trainings Eccentric Viewing Braille and/or print

8 Case Study

9 Yes I Can Award

10 Brandon and his brother Tandem Biking

11 Who said I cant surf ?

12 Brandons headshot for his acting career

13 Having fun with Grandpa!

14 Musical

15 Works Cited Levack, N. (1994) Low vision: A resource guide with adaptations for students with visual impairments, 2nd edition. Austin, TX: The University of Texas. Levack,N. (1994) Functional vision: A practitioners guide to evaluation and intervention. New York, NY: AFB press, American Foundation for the Blind. Region IV Service Center (1994) Program in low vision therapy. Houston, TX: Region IV Service Center. Retina Foundation of the Southwest. (2010) Lebers Congenital Amaurosis. Retrieved from American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Stabismus. (2010) Lebers Congenital Amaurosis. Retrieved from


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