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Child diagnosed with fovea hypoplasia. Roving eye movement, poor vision. Chances to stimulate fovea development?

Dear doctor: I have a 8 month old daughter diagnosed with fovea hypoplasia . She has roving eye movement since 2 moth old. Poor vision was found and ERG revealed normal response but delay with VEP. No albinism or cataract were found. Is there any chance to stimulate her fovea developement for such young infant? Thanks
Asked On : Sun, 9 Dec 2012
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Dear user
Foveal hypoplasia is a congenital disease characterized by poor development of fovea, the most visually sensitive part of the retina. It is known to be associated with many other ocular anomalies like nystagmus, microphthalmos, aniriidia.....
I think your daughter has got only nystagmus as associated condition as from the history. This is good prognostic sign.
But as of know there is noknown effective treatment for foveal hypoplasia.
Few treatments are still in research stage like retinal transplantation, retinal chip implants... I hope that these treatments may become successful in near future which becomes new hope of light to so many patients with congenital anomalies of retina.
Thank you
Answered: Thu, 11 Jul 2013
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