Clinical and histologic ocular findings in pompe disease.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review;Systematic Review)

PURPOSE: Limited information is available on the ocular findings in patients with Pompe disease. METHOD: This study summarizes this information with a systematic literature review; reports the ocular histologic findings seen in a deceased infant with Pompe disease who was receiving enzyme replacement therapy and in a deceased adult with late-onset Pompe disease; and notes the new observation of ptosis in children with infantile-onset Pompe disease who are receiving enzyme replacement therapy. RESULTS: Six articles were found on the ultrastructural-histopathologic eye findings in Pompe disease. Previously reported clinical ocular findings included strabismus and ptosis. Glycogen accumulation and vacuolar myopathy have been seen histologically. CONCLUSION: Based on these clinical and histologic reports, patients with Pompe disease may have an increased incidence of ocular abnormalities, such as ptosis and strabismus, and therefore should undergo ophthalmologic examination.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Yanovitch, TL; Banugaria, SG; Proia, AD; Kishnani, PS

Published Date

  • January 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 47 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 34 - 40

PubMed ID

  • 20128552

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0191-3913

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3928/01913913-20100106-08


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States