Atypical Mild Enhanced S-Cone Syndrome with Novel Compound Heterozygosity of the NR2E3 Gene

Byron L. Lam, Jeffrey L. Goldberg, Kristen L. Hartley, Edwin M. Stone, Mu Liu

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Purpose: To report mild enhanced s-cone syndrome (ESCS) associated with a novel heterozygous mutation of the NR2E3 gene. Design: Observational case report. Methods: Clinical examination, optical coherence tomography (OCT), electroretinography (ERG), genetic analysis, and protein homology modeling. Results: Examination of a 9-year-old girl with acute visual loss of the left eye showed visual acuity of 20/30 in the right eye and 20/200 in the left eye; OCT revealed a choroidal neovascular membrane (CNVM) in the left fovea and cystic maculopathy in the right eye. Full-field ERG showed supranormal s-cone responses, reduced rod response, and characteristic ESCS waveform in photopic cone response but not in scotopic bright-flash response. Sequence analysis revealed heterozygous mutations in the NR2E3 gene, c.767C→T yielding a substitution p.Ala256Val, and a mutation in the splice site before exon 2, c.119-2 A→C. Conclusions: The p.Ala256Val mutation affects the ligand binding domain of the NR2E3 nuclear receptor only, resulting in modestly impaired ESCS ERG results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-159
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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