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How common is farsightedness and astigmatisms in people with downs syndrome?

How common is farsightedness and astigmatisms in people with downs syndrome?

Very common: It is very common to have refractive error but near-sightedness and astigmatism are more common that far-sightedness. There is also an association with keratoconus due to eye rubbing. ...Read more

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Dr. Mitchell Vogel
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Farsightedness (Definition)

also referred to as Hyperopia. A short axial length of the eye or a non-optimized lens allows light to focus behind the retina instead of on the retinal plane. This typically results in an inability to ...Read more


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How high is the percentage of individuals with autism or Asperger syndrome get married?

How high is the percentage of individuals with autism or Asperger syndrome get married?

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 more

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What type of learning disability do people with Marfan syndrome usually have?

What type of learning disability do people with Marfan syndrome usually have?

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 more

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What are the chances of people with down's syndrome passing this particular condition to their children?

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 more

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How high is the percentage of kids diagnosed with add are in fact just lazy and undisciplined?

How high is the percentage of kids diagnosed with add are in fact just lazy and undisciplined?

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

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Do people with aspergers have eye contact problems? Or are the people with autism the ones with eye-contact problems?

Do people with aspergers have eye contact problems? Or are the people with autism the ones with eye-contact problems?

Both can: Since asperger's syndrome was a disorder on the autistic spectrum (no longer in the diagnostic manual), both disorders can have similar presentations. The difference lies in severity and impairment. ...Read more

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The new dsm v does not include Asperger syndrome how will future people with this asd be treated ?

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 more

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Is it common for people with asperger's syndrome to have severe social anxiety?

Aspergers: Yes, it is. Typically the fight or flight centers of the brain can be on heightened alert. Relaxation and cbt (cognitive behavioral treatment) can be helpful. Here is my overview. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more

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Which type of profession is most suitable for people with high degrees of myopia?

Which type of profession is most suitable for people with high degrees of myopia?

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 more

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How common are very severe cases of marfan's syndrome (versus more mild ones)?

How common are very severe cases of marfan's syndrome (versus more mild ones)?

Not sure: Data is not readily available regarding what percentage of marfan syndrome patients are mild, moderate, or severe. ...Read more

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What's the age group of been diagnosed with MS is it more and young people or older people?

What's the age group of been diagnosed with MS is it more and young people or older people?

Multiple ages: MS can affect young people, but it can also wait until middle age to become apparent. Peak onset is 20-30 years, but can occur as last as the 60s (rarely). More women than men are affected. ...Read more

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Approximately how many people are diagnosed with Down syndrome in a year?

Approximately how many people are diagnosed with Down syndrome in a year?

1 in 700: Approximately 1 in 700 births is affected with downs syndrome. This incidence increases with advancing maternal age. ...Read more

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How come atrioventricular septal defect so common in children with down's syndrome?

How come atrioventricular septal defect so common in children with down's syndrome?

Unknown: The heart is a very complex organ. We still do not fully understand how the normal heart develops in the fetus. We understand even less about what causes the heart to develop abnormally. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Astigmatism (Definition)

An eye condition that causes blurry vision because the eye is unable to focus light to a point and thus unable to produce a sharp ...Read more