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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 509-512

Ocular manifestations in the Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome


1 Department of Ophthalmology, S. S. Medical College, Rewa, MP, India
2 Department of Paediatrics, S. S. Medical College, Rewa, MP, India

Correspondence Address:
Shivcharan L Chandravanshi
Department of Ophthalmology, Shyam Shah Medical College and Associated Gandhi Memorial Hospital, Rewa, MP - 486 001
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.86327

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The Hutchinson-Gilford progeria (HGP) syndrome is an extremely rare genetic condition characterized by an appearance of accelerated aging in children. The word progeria is derived from the Greek word progeros meaning 'prematurely old'. It is caused by de novo dominant mutation in the LMNA gene (gene map locus 1q21.2) and characterized by growth retardation and accelerated degenerative changes of the skin, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems. The most common ocular manifestations are prominent eyes, loss of eyebrows and eyelashes, and lagophthalmos. In the present case some additional ocular features such as horizontal narrowing of palpebral fissure, superior sulcus deformity, upper lid retraction, upper lid lag in down gaze, poor pupillary dilatation, were noted. In this case report, a 15-year-old Indian boy with some additional ocular manifestations of the HGP syndrome is described.


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