Mental retardation anophthalmia craniosynostosis

Overview

Type of disease: Rare conditions

Mental Retardation anophthalmia craniosynostosis refers to a form of intellectual disability that is characterized mainly by below-average mental ability, absent eyes, and the early fusion of the bones that form the skull. Like other individuals with intellectual disability, an individual with this condition often has problems with reasoning and solving problems, as well as performing day-to-day tasks. This condition is also often diagnosed during childhood. Doctors diagnose this form of intellectual disability if one eye is found to be missing from the individual. Signs like walking and talking late, slow mastering of basic tasks, and having difficulty remembering things may also suggest this condition in children. Treatment is based on a case-by-case basis and depends on the specific needs of the patient. Eye specialists can provide treatment for the vision and eye issues related to the condition. Doctors seek help from various therapists and community services to provide support and care for families affected by intellectual disability.

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