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Congenital Oculonasal Synkinesis

Torrado, Laura A., MD; Hamilton, Grant S. III, MD; Brodsky, Michael C., MD

Section Editor(s): Ko, Melissa W. MD; Cestari, Dean M. MD

Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology: March 2019 - Volume 39 - Issue 1 - p 127–128
doi: 10.1097/WNO.0000000000000688
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Abstract: A 4-year-old girl with maxillary hypoplasia, intermittent exotropia, and high myopia displayed congenital oculonasal synkinesis. We examine the implications for pathogenesis of these disparate craniofacial findings.

Departments of Ophthalmology (LAT, MCB), Otorhinolaryngology (GSH), and Neurology (MCB), Rochester, Minnesota.

Address correspondence to Michael C. Brodsky, MD, Department of Ophthalmology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905; E-mail:

Supported in part by a grant from the Knights Templar Eye Foundation Inc, Flower Mound, TX (M. C. Brodsky), Research to Prevent Blindness, New York, NY and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, MN.

The authors report no conflicts of interest.

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