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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Please tell me, could one twin have "full" albinism and the other have ocular albinism if both parents carriers?
Yes: If they are non-identical twins this is possible ...Read more
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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