Moebius Syndrome: A Case Report on Uncommon Congenital Disorder

Rokhsana Afroze Shoma *

Pediatric Department, Deep Eye Care Foundation, Bangladesh.

Khairul Islam

Training & Research Department, Deep Eye Care Foundation, Bangladesh.

Md Sajidul Huq

Training & Research Department, Deep Eye Care Foundation, Bangladesh.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Moebius syndrome (MBS) is a rare congenital disorder characterized by facial paralysis and limitations in eye movement due to cranial nerve involvement, with potential additional craniofacial and limb abnormalities. We present the case of a two-year-old girl with MBS who presented with watering in both eyes. Clinical examination revealed left-sided facial paralysis, convergent strabismus, and limb malformation. The etiology of MBS remains uncertain, with both genetic and environmental factors implicated. Diagnosis relies on clinical criteria, with supportive care and multidisciplinary management essential for optimizing outcomes. Early rehabilitation is crucial, and interventions may include surgical correction and therapies addressing associated issues. MBS poses significant challenges, necessitating careful evaluation and management strategies to improve patient outcomes and quality of life.

Keywords: Moebius syndrome (MBS), congenital, facial paralysis, cranial nerve palsies

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Shoma , R. A., Islam , K., & Huq, M. S. (2024). Moebius Syndrome: A Case Report on Uncommon Congenital Disorder. Asian Journal of Research and Reports in Ophthalmology, 7(1), 92–96. Retrieved from


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