Kearns-Sayre Syndrome is a rare neuromuscular disorder that affects the eye muscles and other muscles. Kearns-Sayre Syndrome is part of the larger group of neuromuscular disorders called mitochondrial encephalomyopathies. Symptoms are:
• Difficulty in opening eyelids
• Restricted eye movements
• Pigmentary retinopathy
• Cardiac conduction abnormalities
• Weakness of facial, trunk and extremities muscles
HOW IS KEARNS-SAYRE SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of the KSS is done by an ophthalmology expert who would run tests for deletion of mtDNA. He/ she would also check for alterations in the skeletal muscle and the fibres here.
HOW IS KEARNS-SAYRE SYNDROME TREATED?
There is no specific treatment for Kearns-Sayre Syndrome and as a result, the effect of the syndrome worsens over time. In most of the cases, the Ophthalmologist recommends proper exercise to maintain the person’s muscle strength, and people suffering from Kearns-Sayre Syndrome need to be regularly monitored.
DID YOU KNOW?
In some cases multiple organs are affected because of this disease, which invariably leads to decline of health.