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February 1982

Dominantly Inherited Blepharoptosis, High Myopia, and Ectopia Lentis

Author Affiliations

From the Oculoplastic Service, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1982;100(2):282-284. doi:10.1001/archopht.1982.01030030284010

• 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.

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