Kearns-Sayre Syndrome is a problem that is characterised with PEO or progressive external ophthalmoplegia. Though this problem is related to the eye area, the common symptoms of the same include deafness, cerebellar ataxia and heart block. It is not a very common disease and is blamed on the genetics.
HOW IS KEARNS-SAYRE SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
There are two tests that may be performed should a diagnosis of Kearns-Sayre syndrome be suspected. The first involves checking the lactate and protein levels in the person's cerebrospinal fluid. The other test involves examining a biopsy of the person's muscle in order to see if the DNA in their mitochondria is abnormal.
HOW IS KEARNS-SAYRE SYNDROME TREATED?
Treatment of Kearns-Sayre Syndrome involves placing a pacemaker for improving heart function. Visual problems are corrected through surgery
DID YOU KNOW?
Kearns-Sayre Syndrome occurs spontaneously in the majority of cases.