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Duane syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • DRS
  • Duane anomaly
  • Duane retraction syndrome
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  • I have isolated Duane retraction syndrome. My left has retracted inward towards the nose and it appears smaller than the right. The last few years it really bothers me. I was wondering if there is anything I could do about it. I usually close my big eye a little bit so that they can appear even, but recently I noticed my left eye closing even more. This problem only increases with my left eye getting smaller over the years and it makes a really bad image of my face. If there is anything you can tell me that helps my condition I would be grateful. Click here for answer

  • Duane syndrome affects my left eye. I have constant ringing in my left ear and neck pain when I look over my left shoulder. Are these issues related to Duane syndrome? My doctors did not know the answer. Click here for answer

  • My daughter has Duane retraction syndrome. She is also left-handed and has very small ears and ear lobes. No one else on my side of the family, or her father's, have these signs. When her father was younger he experimented with LSD. I don't know how many times he took the drug. I remember hearing years ago that people who have taken LSD might have offspring with missing chromosomes. Has this been verified as being one cause of the major missing chromosome for DRS? Click here for answer

  • I was born with Duane syndrome. Now I am close to the stage of deciding to have children. What are the chances of my children being born with Duane syndrome? Click here for answer

  • Can in vitro fertilization cause Duane syndrome? Click here for answer

  • I have Duane syndrome. These is no known family history. What the probability of passing this condition on to any future offspring? Click here for answer

  • If a first child is affected by Duane syndrome, what is the likelihood that subsequent children will also be affected? Should genetic counseling be done prior to attempting a second pregnancy? Click here for answer