Mental retardation athetosis microphthalmia

Overview

Type of disease: Rare conditions

Mental Retardation – Athetosis -Microphthalmia refers to a form of intellectual disability that is characterized mainly by below-average mental ability, involuntary muscle contraction, small eyes, and missing teeth. 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. The condition is also often diagnosed during childhood. Doctors diagnose this form of intellectual disability if abnormal muscle behavior and small eyes are observed. 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. Muscle and eye specialists are consulted to offer treatment for abnormal muscle behavior and problems with the eye. Doctors seek help from various therapists and community services to provide support and care for families affected by intellectual disability.

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