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Optic Nerve Hypoplasia, the under development of one or both Optic Nerves, was once considered rare but is now the leading cause of pediatric congenital vision loss in The United States of America. Septo Optic Dysplasia (formerly known as DeMorsier's Syndrome) has been described as an individual having Optic Nerve Hypoplasia, Endocrine dysfunction (for example: Growth Hormone Deficiency) and/or absence of the Septum Pellucidum.



FOCUS Families provides "Information, Education and Support" ™ to those affected by Optic Nerve Hypoplasia (ONH) & Septo Optic Dysplasia (SOD) world wide. FOCUS Families has divisions in Germany, The United Kingdom and The United States of America. The information on each division's link is the same; however each has specific information about regional FOCUS Families events and gatherings. Look for future world links to include: Italy, Australia and Canada!

FOCUS Families was borne from several families and their shared necessity: how, as parents, do we better understand our child's diagnosis? Today, FOCUS Families is able to offer its support to you by:

  • Maintaining an informational web site -that is the only one of its kind
    Hosting an on-line email support group, with more than 400 registered members
    * Moderated online chats
  • Having divisions in The United States, the United Kingdom & Germany
  • Parent networking

Together, with you - the parent, the grandparent, the aunt/uncle, the caregiver, the individual, the teacher, the physician- we continue to gain knowledge about ONH/SOD how it affects each individual.


This website has been designed to help empower parents of children with ONH/SOD. All the information herein is subject to opinion. If you suspect your child may have ONH/SOD it is recommended that you seek professional advice from a certified pediatric ophthalmologist. No one individual or company connected with this website assumes any liability or responsibility
for it's contents.

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