A DIDMOAD syndrome family with juvenile glaucoma and myopia findings

Acta Ophthalmol Scand. 2000 Aug;78(4):480-2. doi: 10.1034/j.1600-0420.2000.078004480.x.


We present here two DIDMOAD syndrome cases (Diabetes Mellitus, Diabetes Insipidus, Optic Atrophy, Deafness) in a Turkish family. In the examination of the propositus who had consanguineous parents, diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus, optic atrophy, and deafness were observed in addition to myopia, juvenile glaucoma, posterior polar cataract, and dilatation of the urinary tract. Diabetes mellitus, diabetes inspidus, optic atrophy, deafness, myopia, and ventricular septal defect were observed in his elder brother. Juvenile onset diabetes mellitus, congenital glaucoma, deafness, and heart disease were the other remarkable findings observed in relatives to this family. Juvenile glaucoma, posterior polar cataract observed in our propositus, and myopia in both our DIDMOAD syndrome cases are the first ophthalmic manifestations described in the DIDMOAD syndrome.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Consanguinity
  • Deafness / complications
  • Deafness / diagnosis
  • Diabetes Complications
  • Diabetes Insipidus / complications
  • Diabetes Insipidus / diagnosis
  • Diabetes Mellitus / diagnosis
  • Glaucoma / complications*
  • Glaucoma / diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Intraocular Pressure
  • Male
  • Myopia / complications*
  • Myopia / diagnosis
  • Optic Atrophy / complications
  • Optic Atrophy / diagnosis
  • Pedigree
  • Visual Acuity
  • Wolfram Syndrome / complications*
  • Wolfram Syndrome / diagnosis