Ocular Findings in Down's Syndrome Sonosuke Yamashita 1 , Shinsaku Nakamura 1 , Sueto Kakimoto , Tadashi Nakamura 2 1Department of Ophthalmology, Japanese Red Cross Society, Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Hospital 2Department of Pediatrics, Japanese Red Cross Society, Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Hospitol pp.1292-1299
Published Date 1973/11/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410205031
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The eye findings of 64 patients with Down's syndrome observed since 1968 were reported, revealing their courses for several years. Their ages varied between one and twenty-eight ye-ars: Thirty-four of 64 patients were male, thi-rty female.

The slanting of palpebral fissures occurred in thirty-two (68%) of 47 patients. Twenty-two (43%) of 63 patients had epicanthus; one of them had epicanthus inversus.

Congenital blepharoptosis was found on two cases. Nystagmus was observed in ten (18%) of 56 patients, all horizontal. In 59 patients, six had esotropia, four exotropia, and one exo-phoria.

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