Hypermetropia and esotropia in myotonic dystrophy

Kathryn E. Bollinger, Valerie Kattouf, Brian Arthur, Avery H. Weiss, Jane Kivlin, Natalie Kerr, Constance E. West, Michael Kipp, Elias I. Traboulsi

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Purpose: To review detailed ophthalmic examinations of myotonic dystrophy patients especially with regard to refractive error and ocular alignment. Methods: Retrospective chart review of detailed ophthalmic examinations of 32 patients (27 children and 5 adults) with myotonic dystrophy. Results: The majority (86%) of eyes were hypermetropic. The average degree of hypermetropia was +6.0 D for children and +2.10 D for adults: 56% of children had esotropia; 22% had amblyopia. Conclusions: Children with myotonic dystrophy should receive detailed eye examinations with emphasis placed on recognition and management of hypermetropia and strabismus.{A figure is presented}.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-71
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of AAPOS
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Ophthalmology


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