Persistent Fetal Vasculature Syndrome is a rare disorder in which the lens of the eye is opaque and there is malformation of the retina.
Good Evening, My daughter Arika was diagnosed at 3 weeks old. She is now 9 months and has also gone thru 2 surgeries, one on each eye for cataracts and glaucoma. Arika has also been found to have Microcephly, Diffuse Brain Atrophy, Hearing loss (if not complete), Viscular Hyperalgesia, as well as muscle problems. She takes nothing by mouth, everything thru a Mic-Key button. Does your daughter have any other diagnosis?
Hello, My name is Baylee. My daughter was diagnosed with PFV Syndrome when she was 2 months old. She is now 5 months and has undergone 2 surgeries to remove a cataract from her right eye.
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