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Congenital Fibrosis of the Extraocular Muscles


Synonyms of Congenital Fibrosis of the Extraocular Muscles
  • Abiotrophic ophthalmoplegia externa
  • Congenital external ophthalmoplegia
  • Congenital ophthalmomyopathy
  • Congenital ophthalmoplegia
  • Congenital static familial ophthalmoplegia
  • Familial musculofacial anomaly
  • Familial ophthalmoplegia with co-contraction
  • General fibrosis syndrome
  • Hereditary congenital ophthalmoplegia
  • Ophthalmomyopathia congenita
  • Ophthalmoplegia imperfecta
  • Strabismus fixus

Disorder Subdivisions

  • CFEOM1
  • CFEOM2
  • CFEOM3


General Discussion
Congenital fibrosis of the extraocular muscles (CFEOM) describes rare eye movement disorders, present at birth, that result from the dysfunction of all or part of the oculomotor nerve (cranial nerve III) and/or the muscles it serves.

Organizations related to Congenital Fibrosis of the Extraocular Muscles
  • Engle Oculomotility Research Laboratory
    Children's Hospital
    Boston MA 02115
    Phone #: 617-355-7311
    800 #: --
    e-mail: candrews@enders.tch.harvard.edu
    Home page: http://www.childrenshospital.org/research/engle/
  • March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
    1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
    White Plains NY 10605
    Phone #: 914-428-7100
    800 #: 888-663-4637
    e-mail: Askus@marchofdimes.com
    Home page: http://www.marchofdimes.com
  • NIH/National Eye Institute
    Building 31 Rm 6A32
    Bethesda MD 20892-2510
    Phone #: 301-496-5248
    800 #: --
    e-mail: 2020@nei.nih.gov
    Home page: http://www.nei.nih.gov/
  • Prevent Blindness America
    211 West Wacker Drive
    Chicago IL 60606
    Phone #: 312-363-6001
    800 #: 800-331-2020
    e-mail: info@preventblindness.org
    Home page: http://www.preventblindness.org



For a Complete Report

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