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Optic nerve hypoplasia is a visual disorder that affects the optic nerve, the bundle of fibers that transmits signals from the retina to the brain. In optic nerve hypoplasia, the nerve has not developed. This may mean that the child may have some vision or may be blind, depending on how much of the optic nerve is intact.
Hypopituitarismis the underactivity of the pituitary gland, resulting in inadequate hormone production.
Most health providers in the medical profession believe there is no cure for ONH. They simply suggest parents do the best they can.
Click on the links below to learn more about the doctors and researches who are working to help children like Leaf. Blindness from ONH is only one of many diseases Beike is working to cure.