Some of the characteristics of CHARGE Syndrome that Danny has:
Coloboma; This is an eye deformity where part of the eye has failed to develop properly and is missing. This may limit Danny’s ability to adjust to bright light, as the pupil is deformed and a blank area in Danny’s visual field.
Hearing loss: Danny has a sensori-neural loss because of missing auditory nerves.
Tracheoseophageal fistula: Danny’s oesophagus had a blind ending and he needed surgery to rejoin his oesophagus when he was born.
Upper body hypotonia. Danny has low muscle tone in the upper body, not helped by the surgery he needed for his fistula.
Missing Balance Nerves: Danny is very wobbly!
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