Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome

Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome is primarily an eye disorder, although it can also affect other parts of the body. This condition is characterized by abnormalities of the front part of the eye, an area known as the anterior segment. For example ...1

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Symptoms of Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome

Symptoms: Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome is an eye disorder. People with this disorder typically have cornea defects, which is the clear cover on the front of the eye. They may have a cloudy cornea or posterior embryotoxin, which is when you ...2

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Causes List for Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome

Some possible causes of Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome or similar disorders may include:3

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Types of Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome

Some types of this condition may include:4 Types of Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome:

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Genetics of Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome

Genetic Changes: Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome results from mutations in at least two known genes, PITX2 and FOXC1 . PITX2 gene mutations cause type 1, and FOXC1 gene mutations cause type 3. The gene associated with type 2 is likely located on ...5

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Treatments: Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome

Treatment: If glaucoma is present, the goal of treatment is to decrease intra-ocular pressure (IOP). An annual ophthalmologic exam should be done using several specific exams to detect the presence of glaucoma. Should glaucoma develop, eye drops are usually ...6

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Names and Terminology

Other Names for This Condition

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  1. Source: GHR (NLM/NIH): condition/ axenfeld-rieger-syndrome
  2. Source: GARD (NIH): diseases/ 5701/ axenfeld-rieger-syndrome
  3. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  4. Source: Disease Ontology
  5. Source: GHR (NLM/NIH): condition/ axenfeld-rieger-syndrome
  6. Source: GARD (NIH): diseases/ 5701/ axenfeld-rieger-syndrome
  7. Source: GHR (NLM/NIH): condition/ axenfeld-rieger-syndrome

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