Preparing for your appointment

In many cases, the signs and symptoms of Stickler syndrome will be apparent while your child is still in the hospital after birth. After diagnosis, your child should be monitored regularly by doctors who specialize in areas specific to your child's problems.

What you can do

Before your appointment, you might want to write a list of answers to the following questions:

  • Has anyone in your immediate or extended family had problems similar to this?
  • What medications and supplements does your child take?
  • Are your child's vision or hearing problems interfering with his or her schoolwork?

What to expect from your doctor

Your doctor may ask some of the following questions:

  • Does your child seem to have any vision problems?
  • Has your child ever seen an abundance of floaters or flashing lights within his or her eyes?
  • Does your child seem to have any trouble hearing?
  • Have any of your child's symptoms worsened recently?
  • Does your child limp or complain of joint pain?
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