Eventually, genetic testing will assist in potential genetic therapy for the child that might be available in future.
Myra, a 7-year-old girl with Down syndrome has been wearing glasses for astigmatism for the past year. On her recent visit to the eye centre, astigmatism power had increased. Due to higher risk of corneal degenerative condition called keratoconus associated with children with Down syndrome, further investigations were carried out. Myra was found to have early onset keratoconus and underwent treatment to slow the progression. As in this case, screening of associated eye conditions in different syndromes and systemic conditions help in early detection and management of these conditions.
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