Kearns-Sayre syndrome is a condition that affects many parts of the body, especially the eyes. The features of Kearns-Sayre syndrome usually appear before age 20, and the condition is diagnosed by a few characteristic signs and symptoms. It is characterized by progressive limitation of eye movements until there is complete immobility, accompanied by eyelid droop. It is also associated with abnormal accumulation of pigmented material on the membrane lining the eyes. Additional symptoms may include mild skeletal muscle weakness, heart block (a cardiac conduction defect), short stature, hearing loss, an inability to coordinate voluntary movements (ataxia), impaired cognitive function, and diabetes
HOW IS KEARNS-SAYRE SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis of Kearns-Sayre Syndrome involves checking the lactate and protein levels of the patient and a biopsy of the patients muscle in order to see if the DNA in their mitochondria is abnormal.
HOW IS KEARNS-SAYRE SYNDROME TREATED?
Treatment here would include check up with your doctor on a regular basis. In case of people who suffer from an acute blockage of the heart, some kind of devices like the pacemaker/implantable cardioverter-defibrillator are suggested of managing the problem. Surgery is an option but comes with high risks.
DID YOU KNOW?
In some cases multiple organs are affected because of this disease, which invariably leads to decline of health.