Apert Syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that affects the development of the skull, face, hands, and feet. It is caused by a mutation in the FGFR2 gene, which is responsible for the production of a protein that helps regulate the growth of bones and other tissues. Symptoms of Apert Syndrome include an abnormally shaped head, wide-set eyes, a beaked nose, and fusion of the fingers and toes. Other complications can include hearing loss, vision problems, and intellectual disability. Treatment typically involves surgery to correct the physical deformities and orthodontic care to help with speech and eating.