Disease Information for Ocular muscular dystrophy

Ads
Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Myopathic facies/snarling smile
Difficulty Focusing Eyes
Diplopia Double vision
Eye symptoms/signs
Ptosis (blepharoptosis)
Disease Progression
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Chronic only
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Muscular dystrophy
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Motor neuron/unit disorder (ex)
CLASS/Muscle disorder (ex)
CLASS/Muscle/tendon/extremities (category)
CLASS/Striated muscle disorder (ex)
CLASS/Eyes/accessory (category)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Eye movement problems
Process
PROCESS/Use/Age/atrophic disorder (category)
PROCESS/Muscular dystrophy disorder (ex)
Definition

A mitochondrial myopathy characterized by slowly progressive paralysis of the levator palpebrae, orbicularis oculi, and extraocular muscles; Ragged-red fibers and atrophy are found on muscle biopsy; Familial and sporadic forms may occur; Disease onset is usually in the first or second decade of life, and the illness slowly progresses until usually all ocular motility is lost; (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1422)

(Edit)

External Links Related to Ocular muscular dystrophy
Google
Wikipedia
Merck
Images
PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
NGC (National Guideline Clearinghouse)
Medscape (eMedicine)
Harrison's Online (accessmedicine)
NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)
Ads