Moebius Syndrome is a very rare condition that affects the cranial nerves. These cranial nerves are in the sixth and seventh area of nerves and is related to the face and eye muscles. When Moebius Syndrome occurs, it can cause a person to have paralysis in their facial area. This is especially difficult on children with Moebius Syndrome because with the symptoms, it hinders them from being able to suck on a bottle or see straight.
Causes. No one knows what causes Moebius Syndrome. Although scientists and doctors believe this is a genetic trait, there is no proof as of yet how it occurs or what causes this syndrome.
Symptoms. The symptoms of Moebius Syndrome have a wide variety. There are issues with teeth, speech and even respiratory problems due to the paralysis. A child may be sensitive to certain things such as bright lights or sounds that are loud in nature. There may even be problems with a child learning how to crawl and on top of that, fluid in the ears can cause hearing problems. However, these are just some of the symptoms and if your child has Moebius Syndrome it does not mean that they will have all of these symptoms, nor will they be severe in nature; it all depends on the individual situation.
Treatment. A doctor specializing in craniofacial help is a start in getting the help your child may need. There are a few corrective surgeries for issues caused by Moebius Syndrome such as correcting crossed eyes or therapy for speach and motor skills.
Moebius Syndrome may not be well known and it may be a struggle to overcome but with the proper knowledge and treatment it doesn't have to be something that cannot be overcome. At the very least you can understand more about it and how to help yourself and your child to live with this condition.