To confirm a diagnosis of X-linked retinoschisis, a test called an electroretinogram is performed, which assesses the function of the retina. A special photograph of the eye called an optical coherence tomogram (OCT) can show the retinal splitting and study the retinal thickness. A visual field test will be performed to evaluate your side vision. In addition, your ophthalmologist may discuss the testing your blood to screen for mutations in the gene that causes X-linked retinoschisis.
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