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are there different types of albinism?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Albinos: Albinism is a defect in the genetics related to pigment production in the skin, eyes and some other parts of the body. Some have a complete lack of this gene; others a partial in less effective gene and so they are less pale and have fewer of the complications. A genetic specialist can work this out for you if you have one of these conditions.
Answered on Jul 20, 2012
Dr. Richard Pollard
30 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: There are two principle types, the first which affects only the eyes, and the other which affects the eyes, hair and skin.
Answered on Apr 24, 2015

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