Ophthalmological manifestations in children with Down syndrome in Bogotá Colombia

Project: Research Project

Project Details


Down Syndrome is characterized by cognitive dysfunction, memory and language failures, which can vary in degree of involvement, from mild to profound. The ophthalmological characteristics in this population include alterations in visual refraction, specific morphological characteristics in the eyelids, epicanthus, symmetry, lacrimal canal function, among others. The opportune diagnosis of ocular alterations in this population helps to prevent difficulties in development and learning.
In our environment there is no study in this population that allows us to establish what the characteristics are from the ophthalmological point of view. The present study aims to determine the type and frequency of ophthalmological manifestations presented by this population based on the assessment of subjects who attend a specialized institution and which is a reference center for this type of condition. It is expected that the results of this research will allow us to define the characteristics of our population and establish monitoring and control programs.

Layman's description

People with a condition of Down syndrome present among their clinical manifestations, visual alterations. The objective of this study is to determine which and how frequently these ophthalmological manifestations occur and hopes that the results will allow the organization of detection and follow-up programs.


Prevalence of each one of the visual alterations in the population with Down syndrome

Commitments / Obligations

The study was approved by both the ethics committee of the Universidad del Rosario and the ethics committee of the Down Syndrome Corporation. A protocol was presented to the research ethics committee, which has already been approved and a field investigation will be carried out to evaluate ophthalmological manifestations in a population that attends a reference center (Down Syndrome Corporation) in the city of Bogotá.
Short titleOphthalmological manifestations in Down syndrome
Effective start/end date5/13/195/18/23

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Main Funding Source

  • National


  • Bogotá D.C.


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