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A 20-year-old female asked:

can people with osteogenesis imperfecta type 1 continue their life without getting blind? and what's their life expectancy?

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Dr. Frederick Singer
Endocrinology 58 years experience
Yes: Becoming blind is not an expected consequence of osteogenesis imperfecta.
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 28 years experience
No blindness : Persons with type 1 oi do not become blind fron the disease. Life expectancy should be normal or very close to normal. They may have more broken bones than average, short stature, easy bruisability. They may have deafness or hearing loss in adulthood. About 1/2 will have dentinogenesis imperfecta (leading to teeth that are discolored and break easily(. More info at oi foundation website.

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