Muscular dystrophy, oculopharyngeal
A form of muscular dystrophy that begins in the muscles of the eyes and throat. It usually appears between the ages of 40 and 60, and progresses slowly. It is caused by an error on chromosome 14, and occurs in both males and females.

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