Iam 45 and was diagnoised with CMT diease at 13. Sometimes when I walk into a dark room it is a very bright pale blue. It doesn't last long but I have also noticed with or without my glasses on, reading something looks like the letters but at the same time looks like ghost letters whith the letters. Could my diease be a factor in this? Why is this being looked at by pediatrics? Iam 45 now I have two adult children,3 grand babies 11 yr old boy,8 yr old girl,and a 5 yr old girl.
Hello, The condition affects nerves where axon sheath is damaged. Type one CMT manifests by 10-20 years.
Your symptoms related to vision may have bearing with the disease, though the nerves affected are mostly related to skeletal muscles.
In a condition (varient) called CMTX, where there is sex chromosome linked transmission, central nerves like ophthalmic nerve may be affected.
Your son and grand children need to be watched but daughter may not have it.
See link : http://rarediseases.about.com/cs/cmt/a/032001.htm
If it is sex linked variety, only males are affected with females having only mild symptoms, if at all. Please check your maternal side relatives for any one having this condition.
Sorry I had to go offline for clinical work. There is no need for further typing but anyone in younger generation having any neurological symptoms should get investigated. There are number of types of genetic variants.
The condition can skip one or many generations or may arise afresh without genetic origin also. Your dad had it so more likely to be genetic transmission.