Senile cataract is an age-related, vision-impairing disease characterized by gradual progressive thickening of the lens of the eye.
It is the world’s leading cause of treatable blindness.
Down syndrome (trisomy 21) is a common autosomal aneuploidy characterized by growth retardation, lack of muscle tone, and moderate to severe intellectual disability.
Fetal demise occurs in about 31% of cases (as assessed from 10 weeks’ gestation to birth).
Characteristics of senile cataract include the following: See Clinical Presentation for more detail.
A complete ocular examination must be performed, beginning with visual acuity for near and far distances.
The thicker mucus has trouble moving out of the lungs, so bacteria can remain and cause infections.
When she found out she needed to go on the transplant list, she created a list of 10 things she wanted to do before reaching the age of 10.Prenatal screening and diagnosis are routinely offered for detection of neural tube defects (NTDs), Down syndrome, and trisomy 18.The intent of such screening and diagnosis is to enable pregnant women to make informed decisions regarding the pregnancy and be better prepared in the event of the birth of an affected infant.She has done most of those things – including meeting Rita Ora and Olly Murs, making her own music video and being a princess for a day.One of her wishes, however, was to raise awareness of the CF Trust – something she has done by making this video.The survival rate and the degree of handicap (surgically correctable to severely disabling) of children with meningomyelocele or encephalocele vary with the location and severity of the lesion and the treatment given.