Moebius Syndrome

What is Moebius Syndrome?

Moebius Syndrome is a congenital paralysis of the sixth and seventh cranial nerves. These nerves control lateral eye movement, blinking and the muscles that allow the face to show expression. Frequently, this condition also involves dysfunction of other cranial nerves. Symptoms can include cross-eyes (esotropia); lack of facial expression; deformities of the mouth, face, tongue, and jaw; feeding and swallowing problems; limb abnormalities; defects of the musculoskeletal system, and mental retardation.


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