Long-Term Ocular Follow-up in a Case With Hereditary Mucoepithelial Dysplasia

Avadhanam, Venkata S.; Khaw, Peng T.; Martin, Keith R.
November 2010
Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus;Nov/Dec2010, Vol. 47 Issue 6, pe1
Academic Journal
Case Study
Hereditary mucoepithelial dysplasia is a rare desmosomal gap junction abnormality known to produce keratitis and cataracts in addition to multiple systemic problems. It generally carries a poor visual prognosis due to corneal scarring, amblyopia, and side effects of the treatment. The authors present a sporadic case of hereditary mucoepithelial dysplasia with an unusually good visual outcome and suggest that timely and appropriate intervention can improve the visual prognosis of this rare disorder.


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