Because ectopia lentis, or a dislocated lens in the eye, is often the first sign of Marfan syndrome, an ophthalmologist (Eye M.D.) can play an important role in diagnosing the disorder.
To determine if you have dislocated lenses, your Eye M.D. will conduct a slit-lamp eye exam. With this special microscope, the doctor is able to examine your eye in small, detailed sections, making it easier to spot abnormalities.
If your Eye M.D. suspects Marfan syndrome, he or she will refer you to other physicians, who will conduct further tests, including tests on your heart, to determine if you have Marfan syndrome. Doctors diagnose the disorder using a list of particular features.
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