GEMSS syndrome


A rare syndrome characterized mainly by stiff joints, short stature, glaucoma and a dislocated eye lens


* Stiff joints * Glaucoma * Short stature * Dislocated eye lens


Diagnosis is made when several characteristic clinical signs are observed. There is no single test to confirm the presence of Weill-Marchesani syndrome. Exploring family history or examining other family members may prove helpful in confirming this diagnosis.


has been documented to help those with ocular diseases, such as some forms of glaucoma. However, long term medical management of glaucoma has not proven to be successful for patients with Weill-Marchesani syndrome. Physical therapy and orthopedic treatments are generally prescribed for problems stemming from mobility from this connective tissue disorder. However, this disorder has no cure, and generally, treatments are given to improve quality of life.