Testing & Diagnosis for Duane Syndrome in Children

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How is Duane syndrome diagnosed?
A pediatric eye specialist can diagnose Duane syndrome by:

  • obtaining a complete medical and family history
  • conducting a full medical exam and vision exam
  • measuring the degree of misalignment in the eyes
  • testing the range of movement of both eyes
  • determining whether an abnormal head turn is used in an attempt to see better 

In addition, the doctor may recommend referral to a primary care doctor or specialist to check for possible disorders associated with Duane syndrome by examining these areas:

  • spine
  • neck
  • hands
  • hearing
  • palate (the roof of the mouth)
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