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What are those people with red eyes and pale skin and light hair called?

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Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
Albino: Your description sounds like you are describing an albino person.
Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Albino: There are variations in the types of albinos.
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
The eyes actually have a very pale blue iris color, and the absence of pigment in both ocular albinism and generalized albinism causes the red reflex from the retina to illuminate the iris, making the eyes appear pink in color. Often, affected persons with albinism have nystagmus ("wiggly eyes") and vision problems. All individuals with albinism can be evaluated by an eye doctor for glare control.
Oct 6, 2013

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