Ocular Asymmetry

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Note what signs you see.

I (W. Wertelecki, M.D.) see two illustrations of ocular asymmetry. These images represent a series of signs that can accelerate the clinical understanding of potential causes and consequences. Note, for instance, the association with homo-lateral alteration of ear morphology. The embryology of the eye represents a different developmental field from those resulting in an auricle. Their concurrence is indicative of one cause but two kinds of pathogenesis (ways of expression). On the left, the location of an excess of soft tissue on the right upper lip concurrent with a larger right ear suggests a hyperplasia that may be concurrent with hyperthermia of these tissues – in any case, these two signs alone are sufficient to suspect that the cause may be gene mutation expressed as neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1). Please, view several other and more dramatic illustrations of this point.

Source: JW archive 1-Eyescc


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