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How can I tell if im a carrier for albinism

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Pedigree analysis: Albinism is a recessive trait, meaning that it entails the loss of a function and you must have two copies of the gene to see it. The way to know if y ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
54 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: If they are non-identical twins this is possible
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrice Taylor
30 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: Yes--- anybody can be visually impaired with or without albinism trait.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
See a doctor: See a doctor and let them check you.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Lack of pigment in: Eyes, skin and hair.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Pale eyes: Albinism is an inherited condition in which pigment formation is disturbed. In ocular albinism the eyes mostly are affected producing pale eye color, ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Albinism: Albinos inherit a deficiency in a gene which makes pigment. Pigment is protective against sun and other environmental influences it is usually a rece ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Pollard
29 years experience Anesthesiology
Congenital condition: This is a congenital condition characterized by the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, eyes and hair.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
32 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Oculocutaneous albinism is a genetic defect of the enzyme in our body that produces melanin. There are no cures or treatments for this genetic condit ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
22 years experience Dermatology
No: Albinism is a genetic pigmentary disorder. The genetic defect that affects enzymes that are involving in pigment (melanin) production or distributive ... Read More
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