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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 211-213

Clinical and genetic aspects of a child with monilethrix and visual rehabilitation

1 Department of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Genetics, Aravind Medical Research Foundation, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Monisha Mohan
Department of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai - 625 025, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_542_21

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Monilethrix is a rare genodermatosis, presented to us with predominant ocular manifestations. The affected proband was typically characterized by severe photophobia, defective vision, and hypotrichosis with brittle and stubby hair. Here, we report a rare case of a 9-year-old male child who has been affected by monilethrix with severe ocular complications including blepharitis, madarosis, and corneal pannus with lamellar cataract. The child has undergone cataract surgery and visual rehabilitation was provided with low-vision devices.

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