De Morsier’s syndrome
Also known as septo-optic dysplasia, an unusual disorder that outcomes from the abnormal development of the optic disc in the eye, parts of the brain and the pituitary gland. De Morsier’s syndrome creates eye problems, including blindness in both or one eye, abnormal eye movements such as squint, nystagmus and dilation of the pupils (instead of the normal contraction) in reaction to light. Other symptoms of the syndrome are hypotonia (poor muscle tone), seizures and hormonal problems, often a deficiency in growth hormone leading to short stature.
Treatment tries to relieve symptoms such as hormonal deficiencies, and to offer rehabilitation for those affected who have impaired vision.