My Marfan syndrome story

Australian Doctor talks to Kate Anderson-Nix who was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, a potentially fatal genetic disorder

I don't remember the moment I was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome. I was less than one-year-old when it happened, but I do know the story. 

My mother sought medical advice when she noticed the irises in my eyes wiggled like jelly. Doctors discovered that I had dislocated lenses, which were also subluxed.  

Since lens dislocation is a hallmark of Marfan syndrome, after conducting a slit-lamp exam the ophthalmologist immediately suggested the diagnosis.

About 60% of people with Marfan have lens dislocation, but dislocation can happen at

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