Signs of Usher Syndrome

Get your child tested for Usher Syndrome if he starts having trouble seeing things.

Even if your child is born with Usher Syndrome, you may not know it right away. Why? Because your child may be born with a hearing loss. But he may not lose his sight until later.

But special testing can be done to check your child's eyes. This will let them know before the child has a vision problem.

These things may mean your child is losing his sight:

If you think your child has Usher Syndrome
If you think your child has Usher Syndrome, get your child tested for it. There's no cure for Usher Syndrome. But knowing if your child has it can help you plan for the future better.

So if your child has some of these signs, don't wait:

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