What is Sticklers Syndrome?

An inherited condition called Stickler syndrome affects the joints, the ears, and the eyes. Collagen, the body’s connective tissue, is affected. The cornea and sclera of the eye are primarily made of collagen. Some individuals get the Stickler syndrome from their parents. A child of a Stickler syndrome parent has a 50% chance of inheriting…

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Lattice Degeneration or Thinning of the Retina. Do I need to worry?

Lattice degeneration is a thinning of the retina that happens over time.  Lattice degeneration affects 1 in 10 people, or about 10% of the population. Clear vision depends on a healthy retina, yet most people with this issue never experience any symptoms or visual loss. Retinal detachment from lattice degeneration is extremely uncommon. Those who…

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