Br J Ophthalmol 77:642-645 doi:10.1136/bjo.77.10.642
  • Research Article

Ophthalmic features and visual prognosis in the Treacher-Collins syndrome.

  1. R W Hertle,
  2. S Ziylan and
  3. J A Katowitz
  1. Division of Ophthalmology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA 19104.


      The ocular findings and visual prognosis were reviewed in 24 patients with the Treacher-Collins syndrome who were evaluated in the craniofacial clinic in the Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia between 1980 and 1991. All patients had some abnormality. Vision loss was present in 37% of patients. Amblyopia was present in 33%, significant refractive errors were present in 58%, and anisometropia was documented in 17%. Strabismus was present in 37% and significant lid and adnexal abnormalities were seen in 96%. The prognosis for normal vision in at least one eye is good but vision loss secondary to amblyopia is more resistant to treatment owing to other medical problems and social concerns.