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Visual development in the blepharophimosis syndrome.
  1. M Beaconsfield,
  2. J W Walker and
  3. J R Collin
  1. Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.


    One hundred and one cases of the blepharophimosis syndrome presenting over a decade are reviewed with particular attention to the factors influencing their visual development. Three distinct clinical patterns emerge--severe bilateral ptosis, moderate bilateral ptosis, and asymmetric ptosis--and their differing incidence of amblyopia and strabismus is discussed. The risk of amblyopia is much higher than previously believed (56.4% in our series) and preventive management is discussed.

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