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Stickler Syndrome

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Stickler syndrome

Stickler syndrome is a group of hereditary conditions characterized by a distinctive facial appearance, eye abnormalities, hearing loss, and joint problems. These signs and symptoms vary widely among affected individuals. A characteristic feature of Stickler syndrome is a somewhat flattened facial appearance. This is caused by underdeveloped bones in the middle of the face, including the cheekbones and the bridge of the nose.

 
Stickler syndrome

 The most common were hyphaema – 5 cases (12.5%) and anterior chamber shallowing – 2 cases (5.0%), hypotony (without choroidal detachment) – 2 cases (5.0%) and conjunctival wound leaks – 1 case (2.5%). These also involved subconjunctivalhemorrhage – 3 cases (7.5%) and transient corneal epithelial defects in 2 eyes (5.0%). Major research is going on arthro-ophthalmopathy and genetic disorder research centers

 

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