Congenital Fibrosis of the Extraocular Muscles
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- congenital fibrosis of the extraocular muscles 1 (CFEOM 1)
- congenital fibrosis of the extraocular muscles 2 (CFEOM 2)
- congenital fibrosis of the extraocular muscles 3 (CFEOM 3)
- Tukel syndrome
Congenital fibrosis of the extraocular muscles (CFEOM) includes at least four rare genetic eye movement disorders present at birth that are characterized by an inability to move the eyes in certain directions (opthalmoplegia), droopy eyelids (ptosis) and eyes that are fixed in an abnormal position. The oculomotor nucleus and nerve (cranial nerve III) and the muscles it serves or the trochlear nucleus and nerve (cranial nerve IV) and the muscles it serves are affected.
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
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Prevent Blindness America
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NIH/National Eye Institute
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Engle Laboratory at Children's Hospital Boston
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Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
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