American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus


The Glut1 Deficiency Foundation was pleased to host an educational exhibit for the first time at the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) during their annual meeting in Austin, Texas on April 8-11. G1DF Science Director Sandra Ojeda and Executive Director Glenna Steele are here raising awareness and educating about the distinctive eye-head movements that are often a first symptom of Glut1 Deficiency.

There was a lot of interest from booth visitors and most said they had never heard of Glut1 Deficiency and also that they’ve never seen anything quite like the video examples we had to share. We were able to give out a number of brochures that have the link to our longer educational video. We’re very grateful to the families who shared these videos and to Dr. Jörg Klepper and Dr. Toni Pearson who helped us create this resource.

Since these unusual eye-head movements may appear months before other symptoms, we emphasized that pediatric ophthalmologists may be the first line to help get an early diagnosis, leading to earlier treatment and improved outcomes.

from the Glut1 Deficiency Foundation Collective Voices Project