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How Common Is Farsightedness And Astigmatisms In People With Downs Syndrome
Unknown?: As far as i know there have been no definitive studies on this subject in this country. There have been some studies done on this in england(and you could look them up) but nothing concrete. My take on this subject is that the higher the level of functioning the individual has the more things/experiences they will have in his/her life. Try to be supportive and a resource/sounding board. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Visual disabilities: Marfan syndrome patients, if severe, can have disabilities involving vision, such as reading. Patients can have dislocated lens in the eyes (lens are out of position and cannot focus properly), retinal detachments (retina comes off the inside surface of the eyeballs), early cataracts (lens become cloudy), or early glaucoma (excess pressure inside the eyeballs). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the chances of people with down's syndrome passing this particular condition to their children?
Statistically 50%: A person with down syndrome has a statistical risk of 1 in 2 or 50% of passing on the extra 21 chromosome. However, there is decreased fertility in males and most do not father children. Females are more likely to reproduce but there is decreased survival of embtos with a 47 chromosome count, so actual risk is probably 30-40%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: With proper assessment tools and teacher observations, only real add kids are treated.If your practitioner does not do any formal assessment of the child before starting the drug (some don't) it can happen. But that comes from the laziness and undisciplined practices of that doctor and is hard to quantify. ...Read more
Do people with aspergers have eye contact problems? Or are the people with autism the ones with eye-contact problems?
No problem: Using a gaming system will not affect the eyes in any way. ...Read more
The new dsm v does not include Asperger syndrome how will future people with this asd be treated ?
Likely no different: What will likely happen is that most with asperger's syndrome will be reclassified as autism spectrum disorder and hopefully most services will remain intact. It has always been somewhat diffficut for some with aspergers to get help if they are doing well academically and mainly have social difficulties. Schools base services on function in school and social difficulties often ignored. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a specialist: Make sure the child is seeing an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Any profession: While persons with high amounts of myopia can have a higher rate of retinal tears or detachments, proper glasses or contacts or lasik should yield 20/20 or better vision. If you are concerned about vision loss, annual dilated eye exams can be reassuring, and a profession that is less likely to require high amounts of visual detail may mitigate this concern as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
1 in 700: Approximately 1 in 700 births is affected with downs syndrome. This incidence increases with advancing maternal age. ...Read more
Is there a mutation with certain grandparents that can cause Asperger syndrome in their grandchildren?
See below: This question should be redirected to a pediatrician or medical genetics specialist. ...Read more
Yes: Eyes change over time. They can change in either direction. ...Read more
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