Cerebellar Hypoplasia Tapetoretinal Degeneration
Type of disease: Rare conditions
Cerebellar Hypoplasia Tapetoretinal Degeneration is a rare birth condition characterized by an underdeveloped cerebellum (the part of the brain that controls muscle coordination and balance), and a retinal disorder (eye disorder). Symptoms may include: delayed motor or language development, visual loss, blindness, optic nerve damage (the optic nerve transmits signals from the eyes to the brain), and lack of muscle movement during involuntary movement such as walking (ataxia). Treatment varies on a case-by-case basis.