When Sturge-Weber syndrome affects the brain, seizures may develop during infancy that can interfere with normal development. Abnormal growth of blood vessels in one or both eyes often leads to increased pressure inside the eye and glaucoma. Other symptoms may include muscle weakness and developmental delays.
Treatment may include medicines to reduce seizures, a laser to remove port-wine stain birthmarks, and physical therapy if muscle weakness develops. If the child has glaucoma, eye drops or surgery may be needed.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||John Pope, MD - Pediatrics|
|Last Revised||March 8, 2013|
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