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Doctor insights on: Ocular Albinism

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Can ocular albinism be cured?

Can ocular albinism be cured?

Not now: This is a genetic defect in the production of melanin, the normal brownish pigment of the body and eye. There is no current cure although stem cell work offers some promise in the future. ...Read more

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Is it possible for people with ocular albinism to still be able to drive?

Is it possible for people with ocular albinism to still be able to drive?

Mostly not: Most with complete ocular albinism have visual defects which gives them a corrected vision below most State standards. Therefore they are forbidden to drive. A few escape this and have good enough vision. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my 11 week old son has ocular albinism, what is this?

Should i be concerned if my 11 week old son has ocular albinism, what is this?

Evaluation needed: Albinism is an inherited condition in which pigment formation is disturbed. In ocular albinism the eyes mostly are affected producing pale eye color, light sensitivity and lowered vision. Complete albinism causes the skin to be pasty white, the iris to be pink and the hair to be pure white. The vision is always diminished in this form. An ophthalmologist should be consulted for your child. ...Read more

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What are the long term outcomes of surgery for ocular albinism ? This is for a mild case for 16 month baby boy

What are the long term outcomes of surgery for ocular albinism ?  This is for a mild case for 16 month baby boy

No surgery: There is no surgery to correct the problem. If a muscle imbalance is present, they can do as well as any other patient. If there is strong macular involvement (the center "seeing" part of the retina), this can severly limit central vision as the child gets older. Best to see a retina specialist early. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is any connection with having ocular albinism and being color blind?

Please let me know if there is any connection with having ocular albinism and being color blind?

No: These are two different inherited conditions which usually are separate but which in a few individuals occur simultaneously. There is no direct linkage and the percentages are the same for each condition. ...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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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