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Cat Eye Syndrome

Cat Eye Syndrome: Introduction

Cat Eye Syndrome: A rare chromosomal disorder involving abnormalities of chromosome 22 and characterized by coloboma of the iris, down-slanting palpebral fissures and anal atresia. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Cat Eye Syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Cat Eye Syndrome

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Cat Eye Syndrome?

Cat Eye Syndrome: Related Patient Stories

Cat Eye Syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Cat Eye Syndrome

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Disease Topics Related To Cat Eye Syndrome

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Cat Eye Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Cat Eye Syndrome

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Cat Eye Syndrome: Rare Types

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Cat Eye Syndrome: Animations

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Definitions of Cat Eye Syndrome:

Coloboma of the iris (giving the appearance of a vertical pupil, hence the name "cat eye"), atresia of the anus, preauricular tags or fistulae, congenital cardiovascular abnormalities, urinary tract anomalies, and reduced growth rate. Mental retardation is not a consistent feature and, when present, it is usually mild. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Cat Eye Syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Cat Eye Syndrome, or a subtype of Cat Eye Syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Cat Eye Syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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