What is the prevalence of ocular manifestations in Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS)?

Updated: Dec 26, 2018
  • Author: Masanori Takeoka, MD; Chief Editor: George I Jallo, MD  more...
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Retinal vascular tortuosity, iris heterochromia, optic disc coloboma, and cataracts have also been seen in patients with SWS.

The Sturge-Weber Foundation data show that 82 (48%) of 171 patients had glaucoma. Of these patients, 61% developed glaucoma during the first year of life; a second peak occurred in children aged 5-9 years, when it developed in another 11 (15%) patients.


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