National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.
It is possible that the main title of the report Duane Syndrome is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
- DR Syndrome
- Duane's Retraction Syndrome
- Eye Retraction Syndrome
- Retraction Syndrome
- Stilling-Turk-Duane Syndrome
- Duane radial ray syndrome (DRRS)
- Duane Syndrome Type IA, 1B, 1C
- Duane Syndrome Type 2A, 2B, 2C
- Duane Syndrome Type 3A, 3B, 3C
Duane syndrome (DS) is an eye movement disorder present at birth (congenital) characterized by horizontal eye movement limitation [a limited ability to move the eye inward toward the nose (adduction), outward toward the ear (abduction), or in both directions]. In addition, when the affected eye(s) moves inward toward the nose, the eyeball retracts (pulls in) and the eye opening (palpebral fissure) narrows. In some cases, when the eye attempts to look inward, it moves upward (upshoot) or downward (downshoot).
Duane syndrome falls under the larger heading of strabismus (misalignment of the eyes) under the subclassification of incomitant strabismus (misalignment of the eyes that varies with gaze directions) and subheading of what was previously termed extraocular fibrosis syndromes (conditions associated with fibrosis of the muscles that move the eyes), now termed Congenital Cranial Dysinnervation Disorders (CCDDs). The CCDDs are a group of congenital neuromuscular diseases resulting from developmental errors in innervation, the abnormalities involve one or more cranial nerves/nuclei with absence of normal innervation and/or secondary aberrant innervation. The group includes Duane syndrome, congenital fibrosis of the extraocular muscles (CFEOM), congenital ptosis, Marcus Gunn Jaw winking, Möbius syndrome, Crocodile tears, horizontal gaze palsy and congenital facial palsy, but this is not an exhaustive list.
Duane syndrome has been subdivided clinically into three types: Type 1, Type 2, and Type 3.
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605
Schepens Eye Research Institute
20 Staniford Street
Boston, MA 02114-2500
NIH/National Eye Institute
Building 31 Rm 6A32
31 Center Dr MSC 2510
Bethesda, MD 20892-2510
NIH/Office of Rare Diseases
Steve Groft, Pharm.D.
31 Center Drive, Rm 1B19, MSC 2084
Bethesda, MD 20892-
MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
150 Custer Court
Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Let Them Hear Foundation
1900 University Avenue, Suite 101
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
For a Complete Report
For a Complete Report
This is an abstract of a report from the National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc. ® (NORD). A copy of the complete report can be obtained for a small fee by visiting the NORD website. The complete report contains additional information including symptoms, causes, affected population, related disorders, standard and investigational treatments (if available), and references from medical literature. For a full-text version of this topic, see http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdblist.html