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Could you ever have albinism in one eye and not the other?

Could you ever have albinism in one eye and not the other?

No: Bit there can be a variation in the presentation between eyes. Something else could be going on: inflammation, conditions that cause hetereochromia (different colored irises) and even cataract. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my son is albino 4 years old due to albinism eye sight weak and constant left right eyes movement is any cure?

Should i be concerned if my son is albino 4 years old due to albinism eye sight weak and constant left right eyes movement is any cure?

Kids with nystagmus: adapt to it. Ask his pediatrician to determine his type of albinism hy Chromosomal Microarray, then see a geneticist, pediatric ophthalmologist, audiologist, developmental/behavioral pediatrician & other specialists depending on his genetic mutations. Call Child Find of your local school district for developmental assessment & enrollment in Early Childhood Specisl Education. Resources below. ...Read more

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Do people that have albinism have shifty eyes?

Do people that have albinism have shifty eyes?

They might: People with ocular albinism can have nystagmus. This is a non-voluntary eye movement, most often horizontal. There is nothing that can be done to lessen it, but patients often can have very good vision and can lead normal "visual" lives. ...Read more

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I have occular cutaneous albinism and my eyes are turning green. Is there any way to stop this?

I have occular cutaneous albinism and my eyes are turning green. Is there any way to stop this?

No: Oculocutaneous albinism is a genetic defect of the enzyme in our body that produces melanin-and this determines iris color. There are no cures or treatments for this genetic condition. As the amount of melanin determines eye color, the answer is no, there is no way to change iris color. ...Read more

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Can an eye transplant help rid someone of ocular albinism?

Can an eye transplant help rid someone of ocular albinism?

No: The only effective transplantation current is corneal transplantation - the introduction of normally non-pigmented front window of the eye to replace an opacified cornea. The albino lacks pigment in the uveal and iris tissue which cannot be transplanted with current knowledge. Gene therapy may offer some help in the future. ...Read more

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Are there any glasses that could correct the vision at least 50%? I have albinism with eyes problems: nystagmus, astigmatism, photophobia.

Are there any glasses that could correct the vision at least 50%? 
I have albinism with eyes problems: nystagmus, astigmatism, photophobia.

Probably not: Vision in albinism is limited by the effect of the lack of pigment on the central vision which is permanently lowered. You are asking if eyeglasses can improve on your current best and that is unlikely assuming you have already seen an ophthalmologist for eyeglasses and eye evaluation. ...Read more

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Supposing ocular albinism is the lack of pigment in one's eyes, then why do some brown eyed people have it?

Supposing ocular albinism is the lack of pigment in one's eyes, then why do some brown eyed people have it?

Ocular albinism: There are many degrees of ocular albinism and variation of same. See you local ophthalmologist for best answer ...Read more

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Albinism? 1. light blonde hair 2. 4 months old 3. no signs of nystagmus 4. eyes looks violet 5. baby has had a small freckle on leg since birth

Albinism? 1. light blonde hair 2. 4 months old 3. no signs of nystagmus 4. eyes looks violet  5. baby has had a small freckle on leg since birth

Unlikely: If the pediatrician has not said anything by this point then, my hunch is that it would be unlikely especially with your description of blond hair as opposed to White hair. I am also assuming the child has had at least one ophthalmological examination to this point. If they haven't said anything yet then, again unlikely. ...Read more

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3 weeks boy. White-blond hair. Pupils seem to be black, but has greyish ring in iris. Fluorescent light reflects off eyes. Has brown freckle. Albinism?

3 weeks boy. White-blond hair. Pupils seem to be black, but has greyish ring in iris. Fluorescent light reflects off eyes. Has brown freckle. Albinism?

Oculocutaneous: Albinism is a group of 4 conditions, each caused by a specific gene mutation inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern. When both parents carry the gene mutation, each of their children has a 25% chance of having oca. See his pediatrician ; a pediatric ophthalmologist for diagnosis ; referral to a geneticist if he has it. Lack of melanin in the retina causes vision problems, so you need to know. ...Read more