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Myotonia

This is a video from a middle-aged man with myotonic dystrophy type 1, an autosomal dominant multi-systemic disorder that not only affects the muscles, but also causes other problems such as cataracts, arrhythmias and diabetes mellitus. The video shown here is typical of myotonia which ...

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Disorders of the Lens

Ageing is the most common cause of cataracts (Figure 1), but a number of systemic conditions are also associated with development of cataracts, e.g. myotonic dystrophy (Christmas tree cataract, Figure 2), medications (such as anti-psychotics causing stellate cataract) and Wilson’s disease (sunflower cataract). Figure 1. ...

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