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Incontinentia Pigmenti (cont.)

Incontinentia Pigmenti Treatment

Medical Treatment

The treatment for babies with incontinentia pigmenti should be focused on the potential for the rapid development of irreversible blindness rather than on the obvious skin changes. If the ophthalmologist finds retinal abnormalities prior to the development of retinal detachment or bleeding, laser or other surgical procedures can be performed to prevent visual loss. In addition, if retinal detachment is found early, surgical intervention can preserve the child's vision.

Incontinentia Pigmenti Prevention

Parents need to understand that the skin blisters on children with incontinentia pigmenti are less important than the much more serious complication of the disease, which is destruction of the retina. Early diagnosis and therapy can prevent or slow down the progress of eye involvement by incontinentia pigment.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/1/2016

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