Menkes disease: New ocular and electroretinographic findings

Rosane C. Ferreira, John R. Heckenlively, John H. Menkes, J. Bronwyn Bateman

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Objective: The authors describe new ocular and electroretinographic (ERG) features in Menkes disease. Design: The study design is a case report. Participants: The authors studied two patients with Menkes disease. Intervention: The authors performed complete ophthalmologic and ERG evaluations in both patients. Main Outcome Measures: The parameters used were slit-lamp biomicroscopy and ERG recordings. Results: Aberrant lashes and anterior stromal hypoplasia of the iris are new findings, and profound delays in b-wave implicit time in well-developed photopic responses may be added as new ERG features. Conclusions: Patients with Menkes disease may have aberrant lashes, anterior stromal hypoplasia, and retinal degeneration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1076-1078
Number of pages3
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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