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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 91-94

Apert syndrome: A rare case requiring multidisciplinary approach for a better living


Department of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Aravind Eye Hospital and Postgraduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Sasikala A Elizabeth
Department of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Aravind Eye Hospital and Postgraduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Avinashi Road, Coimbatore - 641 014, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/tjosr.tjosr_43_20

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A 7-year-old boy presented with watering, prominent eyes and defective vision. He had brachycephaly, hypertelorism, shallow proptotic orbits, large exotropia, and syndactyly of the hands and feet. Lateral cephalogram showed fused sutures and mid-facial hypoplasia. He had typical features and diagnosed with Apert syndrome. He underwent lateral tarsorrhaphy and advised to use regular artificial tear substituents. Further, he was referred and received multidisciplinary care helping the child for a better living. Apert syndrome is a rare challenging form of craniosynostosis, and the role of an ophthalmologist in monitoring the visual development in these children is extremely important.


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