Treatment may include artificial tears, eye ointment, moisture chambers, or surgery.
It is possible that a tuberous sclerosis related tumor or complication could cause lagophthalmos. If you or a loved one has tuberous sclerosis and is experiencing lagophthalmos we strongly recommend that you speak with a geneticist or other healthcare professional who can help you determine the underlying cause of the condition.
The following online resources can also help you find a genetics professional in your community:
* GeneTests - A searchable directory of US and international genetics and prenatal diagnosis clinics. Go to the following link and click on 'Clinic Directory' to find a genetic service close to you.
* ResourceLink - A database of genetics counseling services, searchable by location, name, institution, type of practice, or specialty. Hosted by the National Society of Genetic Counselors.
* Genetic Centers, Clinics, and Departments - A comprehensive resource list for genetic counseling, including links to genetic centers and clinics, associations, and university genetics departments. Hosted by the University of Kansas Medical Center.
* The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) is a professional organization of research and clinical geneticists. The ASHG maintains a database of these geneticists, some of which live outside of the United States. If you are interested in obtaining a list of the geneticists in your area, some of which may only be researchers and may not offer medical care, please visit the following hyperlink, to search.