What Is Stickler Syndrome?
Stickler syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes joint, hearing, and vision problems. It affects collagen, the connective tissue of the body. Collagen is a main component of the eye’s cornea and sclera.
Who is at risk for Stickler syndrome?
Some people inherit Stickler syndrome from a parent. A parent with Stickler syndrome has a 50 percent chance of passing the disorder along to a child. However, other people have no family members who have Stickler syndrome. In those cases, a new change in their genes caused the syndrome.