Muscular dystrophy and related conditions cause muscles to waste and weaken. More than 70,000 people in the UK are affected

Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy (OPMD)

It has been recognised for many years that some patients with muscle disease have particular problems with the muscles around the eyes, although other parts of the body can also be involved. Although the abnormal gene causing OPMD is present from birth, patients do not usually develop symptoms until the fifth or sixth decade of life.

Support and information

The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign is here for you and your family.  For more information about OPMD or for support, contact our freephone support line or send us an email (Monday to Friday 8.30am - 6pm): 0800 652 6352 (freephone)

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