|Alstrom Syndrome |
Alstrom Syndrome is a rare genetic disorder with only 469 confirmed cases worldwide. The disorder is progressive and will get worse over time.
Most parents and caregivers first notice that their infant is very sensitive to light. Some children's eyes will appear to wobble as well. Another early sign of Alstrom Syndrome in infants under one year old is congenitive heart failure.
As the disease progresses, other organs in the body can become affected and it is not uncommon for a person with the disorder to experience blindness, pulmonary fibrosis, hearing impairment, kidney failure, diabetes, heart failure and liver disease.
The majority of children with the disorder will gain weight quickly during their first year of life, making them obese.