Isolated ectopia lentis
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Age of Onset
Autosomal dominant ?A pathogenic variant in only one gene copy in each cell is sufficient to cause an autosomal dominant disease
Autosomal recessive ?Pathogenic variants in both copies of each gene of the chromosome are needed to cause an autosomal recessive disease and observe the mutant phenotype
X-linked dominant ?X-linked dominant inheritance, sometimes referred to as X-linked dominance, is a mode of genetic inheritance by which a dominant gene is carried on the X chromosome.
X-linked recessive ?Pathogenic variants in both copies of a gene on the X chromosome cause an X-linked recessive disorder
Mitochondrial or multigenic ?Mitochondrial genetic disorders can be caused by changes (mutations) in either the mitochondrial DNA or nuclear DNA that lead to dysfunction of the mitochondria and inadequate production of energy.
Multigenic or multifactor ?Inheritance involving many factors, of which at least one is genetic but none is of overwhelming importance, as in the causation of a disease by multiple genetic and environmental factors.
Other Names (AKA)
Ectopia lentis syndrome; Familial ectopia lentis
Congenital and Genetic Diseases; Eye diseases
Isolated ectopia lentis (IEL) is a genetic disorder that affects the positioning of the lens in the eyes. In individuals with IEL, the lens in one or both of the eyes is off-center. Symptoms of IOL usually present in childhood and may include vision problems such as nearsightedness (myopia), blurred vision (astigmatism), clouding of the lenses (
This table lists symptoms that people with this disease may have. For most diseases, symptoms will vary from person to person. People with the same disease may not have all the symptoms listed. This information comes from a database called the Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) . The HPO collects information on symptoms that have been described in medical resources. The HPO is updated regularly. Use the HPO ID to access more in-depth information about a symptom.
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|80%-99% of people have these symptoms|
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|30%-79% of people have these symptoms|
Abnormality of cognition
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Big lower jaw
Increased projection of lower jaw
Increased size of lower jaw
Large lower jaw
Prominent lower jaw
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|5%-29% of people have these symptoms|
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Clouding of the lens of the eye
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Involuntary, rapid, rhythmic eye movements
|Percent of people who have these symptoms is not available through HPO|
Making a diagnosis for a genetic or rare disease can often be challenging. Healthcare professionals typically look at a person’s medical history, symptoms, physical exam, and laboratory test results in order to make a diagnosis. The following resources provide information relating to diagnosis and testing for this condition. If you have questions about getting a diagnosis, you should contact a healthcare professional.
- The Genetic Testing Registry (GTR) provides information about the genetic tests for this condition. The intended audience for the GTR is health care providers and researchers. Patients and consumers with specific questions about a genetic test should contact a health care provider or a genetics professional.
Related diseases are conditions that have similar signs and symptoms. A health care provider may consider these conditions in the table below when making a diagnosis. Please note that the table may not include all the possible conditions related to this disease.
Conditions with similar signs and symptoms from Orphanet
Patients with IEL by definition do not have associated systemic abnormalities, although cardiac and skeletal examinations should be performed to help exclude Marfan syndrome (diagnosed according to the Ghent criteria) (see this term). Ectopia lentis is also a feature of homocystinuria, sulfite oxidase deficiency, Weill-Marchesani syndrome, aniridia, and Knobloch syndrome (see these terms), as well as pseudoexfoliation.
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Support and advocacy groups can help you connect with other patients and families, and they can provide valuable services. Many develop patient-centered information and are the driving force behind research for better treatments and possible cures. They can direct you to research, resources, and services. Many organizations also have experts who serve as medical advisors or provide lists of doctors/clinics. Visit the group’s website or contact them to learn about the services they offer. Inclusion on this list is not an endorsement by GARD.
The Pediatric Glaucoma & Cataract Family Association (PGCFA)
PO Box 144
27 St. Clair Ave. E
Toronto, ON, M4T 2L7 Canada
Telephone: (416) 444-4536
Fax: (416) 444-4536
These resources provide more information about this condition or associated symptoms. The in-depth resources contain medical and scientific language that may be hard to understand. You may want to review these resources with a medical professional.
- The Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.
- Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Isolated ectopia lentis type 1
Isolated ectopia lentis type 2
- Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Isolated ectopia lentis. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.
- isolated ectopia lentis. Genetics Home Reference. March 2015; https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/isolated-ectopia-lentis.
- Aman Chandra. Isolated ectopia lentis. Orphanet. July 2013; https://www.orpha.net/consor/cgi-bin/OC_Exp.php?lng=en&Expert=1885.
- Charles Eifrig. Ectopia Lentis. Medscape. Mar 10, 2015; https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1211159-overview.