• A previously undescribed syndrome of bilateral blepharoptosis, ectopia lentis, and high myopia apparently was dominantly inherited and originated from a spontaneous genetic mutation. The syndrome seems to be caused by a decrease in the tensile strength of the levator aponeurosis, the zonules, and the sclera.
Gillum WN, Anderson RL. Dominantly Inherited Blepharoptosis, High Myopia, and Ectopia Lentis. Arch Ophthalmol. 1982;100(2):282-284. doi:10.1001/archopht.1982.01030030284010