Symptoms

Symptoms of hydrocephalus include headache, nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light, excessive sleepiness, eyes “sun setting”, and seizures.

 There are 180 different disorders that lead to hydrocephalus. If left untreated, the condition can be deadly.
 Hydrocephalus affects people in any age group from newborns to the elderly.
 In the last 50 years there has been no significant improvement of treatment or progress toward a cure.
 The only effective treatment is surgical.
 There are over 40,000 shunt surgeries every year– That’s about one every 15 minutes.
 Shunts have a 50% failure rate within two years of being surgically implanted.
 Approximately 1 in 500 babies are born with hydrocephalus.
 The most common reason for brain surgery in children