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Angelman Syndrome

Author: Christine Ma Editor: Leah Farquharson   Overview Angelman Syndrome (AS) is a rare neurological disorder with varying subtypes (Madaan & Mendez, 2021). Angelman Syndrome has many symptoms including difficulty

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Conjoined Twins

Conjoined twins, also known as Siamese twins, is a rare condition where genetically identical twins fuse during fertilization (Mian et al., 2017). Fusing causes twins to be born physically connected, where multiple different physical attachment sites remain after birth (Mian et al., 2017).

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Amblyopia

Amblyopia, also known as lazy eye, is a form of visual impairment where there is a decrease in vision resulting from abnormal visual development in infancy to early childhood (Blair et al., 2020). Amblyopia ranges from mild vision loss (20/25) to legal blindness (20/200 and worse); the brain focuses on one eye more than the other and hence leads to its blindness unless the child or young adult receives proper treatment (Chen & Cotter, 2016). Amblyopia may be extremely dangerous since it involves eye symptoms that are hard to detect during infancy (Holmes & Clarke, 2006). 

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