Eye Syndrome is a no degenerative genetic anomaly of Chrosomose n°
22 which may lead, at the birth, to an unpredictable scenario of
most common malformations are major cardiac defects such as Total
Abnormal Pulmonary Venous Retourn or Fallot Tethralogy, Anal Atresia,
eyes with Coloboma also with total loss of sight, ear malformations
also with total loss of hearing.
is possible to have the whole range of malformations as well as not
having one. Althought a full list of malformations is not available
yet, over 60 ones are already registred as the most common,
and 90 % of which must be fixed by surgery in the first days from
birth or anyway within the first years of life.
this reason, the main goal of Cat Eye Syndrome International (CESI)
ngo, an international association founded in Italy, is to support
families facing with them all the logistic, moral and financial
difficulties due to Syndrome, also because the health care is not
everywhere free so not all the families are able to heal and assist
their children as they may need.
Eye Syndrome is considered a rare disease, but we think it is not
that rare. Real cases we are in touch with, thank to Internet, are
already much more than the ones released on medical literature about.
affected with CES may be everywhere because very often the Syndrome
may no have evident pathologic symphtoms, increasing the risk of
unaware transmission to the children, which normally will have
several malformations also incompatible with life.
this reason, another goal of the ngo is to set a worldwide screening
pre,neo and post-natal in order to:
consultancies about the Syndrome that may reassure familes which are
expecting a baby with CES, assessing the situation with further
specialistic exams and addressing them to the most appropriate
hospitals where to garantee the best medical assistance in the first
crucial hours of life of their children, reducing the risks of
neonatal death or abortion due to fear of the Syndrome and
consequentely increasing the life and the choice for life;
prompt cares and therapies;
to the public attention of medical educators as well as common
persons how common may be this Syndrome and raise awareness about
all over the world the most needy families and bring our help C.
our projects, You will support all children affected with CES and
our t-shirt to spread awareness about Cat Eye Syndrome , helping to
keep always on the smile of these Children.