Congenital glycosylation disorder: a novel presentation of coexisting anterior and posterior segment pathology and its implications in pediatric cataract management

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We report a case exhibiting the coexistence of anterior and posterior segment pathology in the same eye secondary to a congenital disorder of glycosylation resulting from a DPAGT1 gene mutation. This case details a novel gene mutation in a male infant found to have bilateral congenital cataracts, removed at 6 and 7 weeks of life, only to uncover bilateral retinal and optic atrophy. Our report highlights issues of surgical timing for syndrome-related pediatric cataracts, given the risks related to secondary glaucoma versus deprivation amblyopia, in an infant born with both cataracts and vision-limiting posterior segment pathology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-300
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of AAPOS
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2019


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Ophthalmology

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