Weill-Marchesani Syndrome in Nigeria: Report of a case that presented With Bilateral Cataract

  • NO Magulike Department of Ophthalmology, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital PMB 01129 Enugu
  • AE Aghaji Department of Ophthalmology University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu
Keywords: Weill-Marchesani syndrome, Nigerian, cataract


This study reports a single case of Weill-Marchesani syndrome in an adult Nigerian. This syndrome is typically characterized by progressive joint stiffness, short stature, brachydactyly, microsherophakia and ectopia lentis. The patient had progressive loss of vision from bilateral cataract. To the best of our knowledge, there is no previously reported case of the syndrome in Africa.
Key Words: Weill-Marchesani syndrome, Nigerian, cataract
Nigerian Journal of Ophthalmology Vol.12 (1) 2004: 23-25

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