A short-sighted approach to high myopia—not just an eye problem

Frederick R. Burgess, Nicola Carroll, Su Ling Young, Conrad Schmoll, Anne Katrin Lampe, Jonathan Chan

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We present the first case of rapid onset high myopia in early childhood as the presenting feature of Loeys-Dietz syndrome. The patient progressed from a normal degree of hyperopia (+2 diopter sphere [DS]) at 18 months of age to high myopia (−10 DS) 9 months later. Subsequent genetic testing revealed both her brothers and her father to carry the same TGFB3 pathogenic variant. This case aims to highlight the importance of considering systemic conditions in children with high myopia.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Early online date21 Jun 2021
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 21 Jun 2021


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