Table 2.

Recommended Evaluations Following Initial Diagnosis in Individuals with BPES

Exam by
& oculoplastic
Assess for size of palpebral apertures, lacrimal duct abnormality, & eyelid elevation.
Vision Assess for visual acuity, refractive error, extraocular movement, & amblyopia.
POI Eval by pediatrician
or endocrinologist/
  • For females w/BPES during late childhood or early puberty to assess gonadal function & assess/discuss onset & course of POI
By genetics
professionals 1
  • To inform affected persons & their families re nature, MOI, & implications of BPES to facilitate medical & personal decision making
  • In females w/BPES, family history can indicate type of BPES (type I inferred by assoc w/subfertility or infertility).

MOI = mode of inheritance; POI = primary ovarian insufficiency


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