Galactokinase Deficiency Follow-up

Updated: Sep 08, 2015
  • Author: Karl S Roth, MD; Chief Editor: Maria Descartes, MD  more...
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Follow-up

Further Outpatient Care

Evaluate patients with galactokinase deficiency on a regular and frequent schedule to assess dietary intake and to perform eye examinations.

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Inpatient & Outpatient Medications

Medication is unnecessary.

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Complications

Dietary indiscretions resulting in small, frequent doses of galactose encourage initial or recurrent cataract formation.

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Prognosis

The prognosis is excellent. The disorder has no implications for any organ other than the lens. Problems can be eliminated with proper care.

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Patient Education

Affected individuals must learn to master the dietary restrictions required to eliminate galactose ingestion.

Patients should undergo an annual slit-lamp examination to detect cataract formation.

For excellent patient education resources, visit eMedicineHealth's Eye and Vision Center. Also, see eMedicineHealth's patient education article Cataracts.

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