Septo-optic dysplasia

Other Names:
Optic nerve hypoplasia
DeMorsier's syndrome

Children with septo-optic dysplasia have under-developed nerves from the eye to the brain. Blindness or visual impairment result. They may also have abnormalities of the brain and a poorly developed pituitary gland. Since the pituitary gland controls the hormonal balance of the body, other symptoms may arise, such as growth hormone deficiency or excessive urination due to "water diabetes".

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST