TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Avadhanam, Venkata S.; Khaw, Peng T.; Martin, Keith R.
PUB. DATE
November 2010
SOURCE
Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus;Nov/Dec2010, Vol. 47 Issue 6, pe1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
61033581

 

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