Letters Care of adults with Down’s syndrome

High prevalence of ophthalmic disorders in Down’s syndrome

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g6355 (Published 21 October 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6355
  1. Ilias Georgalas, assistant professor, ophthalmologist1,
  2. Theodore Paraskevopoulos, ophthalmologist1,
  3. Chryssanthi Koutsandrea, professor1,
  4. Dimitris Papaconstantinou, associate professor1
  1. 1Department of Ophthalmology, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
  1. igeorgalas{at}yahoo.com

Jensen and Bulova’s otherwise excellent review of the care of adults with Down’s syndrome did not mention the ocular manifestations of Down’s syndrome, which are common and can seriously reduce quality of life.1

All ocular structures can be affected,2 and the prevalence of ophthalmic disorders in Down’s syndrome is estimated at 77%.3

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