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Brown Syndrome

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Synonyms of Brown Syndrome

  • Superior Oblique Tendon Sheath Syndrome
  • Tendon Sheath Adherence, Superior Oblique

Disorder Subdivisions

  • Acquired Brown Syndrome
  • Congenital Brown Syndrome
  • Primary Brown Syndrome
  • Secondary Brown Syndrome

General Discussion

Brown Syndrome is a rare eye disorder characterized by defects in eye movements. This disorder may be present at birth (congenital) or may occur as the result of another underlying disorder (acquired). Muscles control the movements of the eyes. Some of these muscles turn the eyeball up and down, move the eyeball from side to side, or enable the eyeball to rotate slightly in its socket. The superior oblique tendon sheath of the superior oblique muscle surrounds the eyeball. The symptoms of Brown Syndrome are caused by abnormalities of this tendon sheath including shortening, thickening, or inflammation. This results in the inability to move the affected eye upward.

Organizations related to Brown Syndrome

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