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Can a person get a red iris if not albino?

Can a person get a red iris if not albino?

Uncommon: The red iris of an albino is due to lack of pigment in the eye so that light reflected from the back which is red transilluminates the iris and it appears red (it is actually whitish). An iris may also look red if it is covered in blood vessels (rubeiosis) and some rare tumors may also give a reddish appearance. ...Read more

Iris (Definition)

The iris is a structure within the eye that helps reduce the amount of light that reaches the retina. The iris is known as the colored part of the eye, and can be blue, brown, or any color or combination of colors in between. The iris is the portion of the eye that ...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

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Is it possible for people to have red irises without having albinism?

Is it possible for people to have red irises without having albinism?

Red iris: In albinism, the iris is not really read, it is just extremely depigmented. Thus, you can see the redness of the interior of the eye (retina, choroid) through the iris as though it were transparent. Anything causing a transparent, depigmented iris would give the same appearance. Off hand, the lack of iris (aniridia) would also look this way. Also, after trauma or some surgeries of the eye. ...Read more

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I know that sometimes albino people have red, or seemingly pink eyes, but could a non-albino be born with red eyes?

I know that sometimes albino people have red, or seemingly pink eyes, but could a non-albino be born with red eyes?

No. Many causes : Iris color is a function of the amount of pigment, blood and nerve supply. Trauma and inflammation, injury and surgery and diseases that damage or diminish nerve supply can cause iris color to change. Pink irises are a function of the lack of pigment an are abnormal and indicate a disease, trauma or genetic problem. ...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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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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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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I've been wearing contacts for over a year now. But recently, my eyes get red whenever I wear them (red ring around both iris) please help! ?

I've been wearing contacts for over a year now.  But recently, my eyes get red whenever I wear them (red ring around both iris) please help! ?

Keep them out,: use artificial tears a few times a day in both eyes; put cool compresses on the eyes; keep the contacts out of your eyes for about two weeks; are the contacts clean, are they one day use, or long-term use type? if the problem persists, see the eye specialist that prescribed the contacts for you. ...Read more

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Albinism (Definition)

A group of inherited disorders characterized by little ...Read more