Patient discussion about the crystalline lens
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Q. My neighbor's kid had a lens dislocation due to Marfan's disease. Is this a contagious thing?
My neighbor's have a sweet 8 year old boy. he had a lens dislocation due to a connective tissue disease named Marfan (I think that the name). It sounds like a very serious condition. My boy is playing with this kid several hour a week. should I take him to the GP to see that his is not infected with this marfan thing?
|A1||As in love and war so is in medicine the is no always nor never. It is probably the marfan that caused your neighbor kid the lens dislocation but you can never know for sure.|
If you want there is nothing wrong in taking your boy for an annual check of an ophthalmologist.
|A2||Don't worry. Marfan's syndrome is a connective tissue disease that is genetic. This means that You can't "get" this disease. Either you are borne with it or you will never suffer from it.|
lens dislocation is a known symptom of marfan's syndrome, and is not connected to infectious diseases.
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