Stickler syndrome is a genetic disorder that can cause serious problems with your eyesight, hearing, and joints. Stickler syndrome, also known as hereditary progressive arthro-ophthalmopathy, is usually diagnosed in infancy or childhood.
Children with Stickler syndrome often have distinctive facial features – protruding eyes, small noses with hollowed-out facial features, and receding chins. They are often born with an opening in the roof of the mouth (cleft palate).
Although there is no cure for Stickler syndrome, treatments can help control symptoms and prevent complications. In some cases, surgery may be needed to correct some of the physical abnormalities associated with Stickler syndrome. Stickler syndrome Treatment in Khammam
The signs and symptoms of Stickler syndrome – and the severity of those signs and symptoms – can vary widely from person to person, even within the same family.
Eye problems. In addition to severe myopia, children with Stickler syndrome often have cataracts, glaucoma, and retinal detachments.
Hearing problems. The extent of hearing loss varies in people with Stickler syndrome. This usually affects the ability to hear high frequencies.
Bone and joint abnormalities. Children with Stickler syndrome often have joints that are too flexible and are more likely to develop abnormal curvatures of the spine, such as scoliosis. Osteoarthritis can begin in adolescence. Stickler syndrome Treatment in Khammam
Stickler syndrome is caused by mutations in certain genes that are involved in the formation of collagen – one of the building blocks of many types of connective tissue. The most commonly affected type of collagen is that used to make articular cartilage and gelatinous (glassy) material in the eyes. Stickler syndrome Treatment in Khammam
Your child is more likely to be born with Stickler syndrome if you or your partner has the disorder.