What is Moebius syndrome?

Also known as: Moebius syndrome

Moebius Syndrome is a rare condition which primarily affects the 6th and 7th cranial nerves, leaving those with the condition unable to move their faces (they can’t smile, frown, suck, grimace or blink their eyes) and unable to move their eyes laterally.

Characteristics of Moebius Syndrome include:

  • Impaired ability in infants to suck
  • Inability to follow objects with one's eye -- instead the child turns his/her head to follow
  • Lack of facial expression
  • Strabismus (Crossed eyes)
  • Inability to smile
  • Motor delays
  • Hearing problems
  • Speech difficulties

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