Can Ehlers-Danlos affect your eyes?

Can Ehlers-Danlos affect your eyes?

Ehlers Danlos Syndrome patients are prone to myopia and elongated eyes due to the stretching of the collagenous sclera.

Can hypermobility syndrome affect your eyes?

Changes in the cornea can cause dry eyes and light sensitivity, as well as a blurry vision — symptoms that many EDS patients report. In rare cases, the sclera (the white part of the eye) may turn slightly blue in EDS patients.

What is the most severe presentation of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome?

SPONDYLODYSPLASTIC EDS results in short stature, joint hypermobility, and intellectual disability. VASCULAR EDS is the most serious type due to the possibility of a shortened lifespan. Minor trauma can lead to extensive bruising and skin tears. Arterial rupture is the most common cause of sudden death.

Does EDS affect facial features?

People who have vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome often share distinctive facial features of a thin nose, thin upper lip, small earlobes and prominent eyes. They also have thin, translucent skin that bruises very easily. In fair-skinned people, the underlying blood vessels are very visible through the skin.

Does EDS make you look old?

Due to the collagen in the skin being extra stretchy, many EDS patients experience a lack of wrinkles as they age. This collagen may help EDS patients look younger and can also cause skin to feel extremely soft. Doctor’s even describe the skin as “velvet-soft”.

Does EDS affect hair?

Ehlers-Danlos syndromes primarily affects the skin, hair, and skeletal system. Symptoms usually begin by childhood or adolescence. Like people with other types of EDS, people with Spondylodysplastic EDS have unusually flexible joints; loose, elastic skin; and easy scarring.

Does EDS shorten life span?

The vascular type is typically the most severe form of EDS and is often associated with a shortened lifespan. People affected by vascular EDS have a median life expectancy of 48 years and many will have a major event by age 40.