Glycobiology and the Paediatric Eye in Health and Disease
- *Corresponding Author:
- A/Prof David Coman
Department of Metabolic Medicine
The Royal Children’s Hospital, Herston Road
Herston 4029, Brisbane, Australia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: July 03, 2013; Accepted Date: September 24, 2013; Published Date: September 28, 2013
Citation: Coman D, Gole GA (2013) Glycobiology and the Paediatric Eye in Health and Disease. Pediatr Therapeut S3:004. doi: 10.4172/2161-0665.S3004
Copyright: © 2012 Heywood W, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation (CDG) are a clinically and genetically heterogeneous family of inherited diseases. Their clinical manifestations are truly multi-system. While the ophthalmological manifestations of CDG are not life threatening, they carry the potential for significant disease burden for the child and their family.
In this brief review we highlight the ophthalmological manifestations in patients with CDG, and discuss the importance of ocular glycobiology in health and disease.