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Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
Volume 2011, Article ID 784259, 3 pages
Case Report

Simultaneous Occurrence of Duane Retraction Syndrome with Marfan Syndrome

1Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital, Mumbai 400 031, India
2Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Jyotirmay Eye Clinic, Thane 400 601, India
3Department of Pediatrics and Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Jupiter Hospital, Thane 400 601, India

Received 4 October 2011; Accepted 26 October 2011

Academic Editors: W. M. Amoaku and H. Atilla

Copyright © 2011 Mihir Kothari et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Marfan syndrome (MFS) is an autosomal dominant disorder of connective tissue, while Duane retraction syndrome (DRS) is a congenital cranial dysinnervation disorder (CCDD) which can be transmitted as autosomal dominant disorder in 5–10% of patients. In this paper, we present an 8-year-old girl who presented with left eye DRS and bilateral subluxation of the lens associated with MFS in absence of familial involvement. To our knowledge this is the first case report of DRS with MFS. The occurrence of these syndromes together is very rare and appears to be coincidental.