A Journal of the University of Malta Medical School

Volume 29, Issue 2    (go to table of contents)

Case Report

A case of Hallermann-Streiff-François syndrome: an ophthalmological perspective

James Vassallo

Malta Medical Journal, 2017: 2; 32

Hallermann-Streiff-François syndrome is a rare condition which offers multidisciplinary diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. The difficulty in dealing with these cases is compounded by the presentation at a very young age. The ophthalmologist has an important role in helping to establish a diagnosis and to recognize the need for early treatment to minimize amblyopia. This is a short report of the first documented local case which demonstrates many of the characteristic features of this syndrome and who has been followed up over three decades. A brief literature review is also presented.

Keywords:

Hallermann syndrome, cataract, microphthalmia, amblyopia, Rubella

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