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Deafness progressive cataract autosomal dominant

Deafness progressive cataract autosomal dominant: Introduction

Deafness progressive cataract autosomal dominant: A rare dominantly inherited disorder characterized by deafness and progressive cataracts. The deafness is caused by degeneration of a part of the inner ear . The hearing loss can start in the 3rd decade of life and cataracts occur before the 5th decade. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Deafness progressive cataract autosomal dominant is available below.

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Treatments for Deafness progressive cataract autosomal dominant

  • Treatment depends on the severity of cataracts. Some mild cataracts will be observed if the are not interfering with the child's vision and development
  • Surgical treatment to remove the cataract is the treatment of choice for more severe cataracts. It is ideally performed in babies at less than 17 weeks of age to minimise visual loss, but complications with glaucoma may mean that a decision to delay surgery is made. Timing of surgery in older children is dependant upon degree of visual impairment and other factors
  • At the time of surgery, the patient may have an intraocular lens implantation, or be treated with contact lenses or glasses depending upon the child's age and other factors
  • Hearing loss is managed with supportive measures and hearing aids
  • more treatments...»

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Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Deafness progressive cataract autosomal dominant as a "rare disease".
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