Ocular manifestations of genetic skin disorders.

Authors:
Melinda Jen
Melinda Jen
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
United States
Sudha Nallasamy
Sudha Nallasamy
Scheie Eye Institute

Clin Dermatol 2016 Mar-Apr;34(2):242-75. Epub 2015 Dec 2.

The Vision Center, Children's Hospital Los Angeles; Department of Ophthalmology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 4650 Sunset Blvd, MS #88, Los Angeles, CA, 90027.

Genetic skin diseases, or genodermatoses, often have extracutaneous manifestations. Ocular manifestations in particular can have significant clinical implications, like blindness. Other manifestations, such as the corneal opacities that occur in X-linked ichthyosis, are asymptomatic but characteristic of a particular genodermatosis. Ophthalmologic examination can aid in diagnosis when characteristic findings are seen. The genodermatoses with ocular manifestations will be reviewed, but neurocutaneous, syndromes, genetic pigmentary disorders, and genetic metabolic diseases are not included because they are covered elsewhere in this issue.

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