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Question by  Melissa22 (78)

Are Duane's syndrome and dyslexia connected?


Answer by  Teaberry (846)

Maybe. Some research states that the two are in fact related, while others claim they are not. Both have to do with issues of the eyes, usually beginning at birth. It may get better as time goes. With dyalexia, it can be helped with stimulating eye exercises along wih cerebral eye functions.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Yes they are connected in a way. The same neurotransmitters and cells are affected in both conditions, thus there is a connection.


Answer by  Dustin (359)

No Duane's syndrome is a muscular disorder related to the eye while dyslexia is the inability to process graphic images correctly. Dyslexia is a developmental disorder that results from this graphics processing inability.

posted by Anonymous
I have duanes syndrome and i think that it somewhat has something to do with it. because I have some symtoms of dyslexia as well.  add a comment

Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

There is no inherent connection between duane's syndrome and dyslexia. For example, both traits could be found in one individual and yet another will not have it.


Answer by  hanumanveera67gmailcom (50)

Duane syndrome is a congenital eye movement disorder and dyslexia is not connected with each other. Both are different not same.


Answer by  jheremans (1446)

Both disorders are not connected since Duane's syndrome is mostly caused by paralysis of the eye muscles while dyslexia is cause by damaged neurons. I guess people get confused since the effect is difficulty in reading.


Answer by  renee (354)

NO, I work for an OD & we have seen cases of duane's syndrome which is the inability to move the eye laterally, dyslexia is seeing words backward.


Answer by  IsobelG (0)

I have Duane syndrome Type one and I see a doctor every few years and have never been told or thought that I have Dyslexia and people I have met with Dyslexia do not have Duane syndrome...

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