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How can I treat partial albinism?

How can I treat partial albinism?

Not reversible: For this inherited condition you can only protect the skin and eyes. Use sunglasses, stay out of direct sunlight, use sunblock skin cream which you have to exposure yourself to the sun, use common sense. There is no treatment to reverse the condition. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Partial Albinism (Definition)

Partial albinism is a condition in which a person is missing some pigment in the skin, hair, and eyes due to a problem with an enzyme in the production of melanin (the colored particles that give color to ...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?

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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What is the best treatment for headache with occasional partial sight loss?

What is the best treatment for headache with occasional partial sight loss?

Migraine: This sounds like a migraine attack. Treatment is possible if the episodes are frequent or handicapping. You should see a neurologist with a specialty in migraine headaches who can help you with this problem ...Read more

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What is albinism and how does one deal with it?

What is albinism and how does one deal with it?

Defect in melanin: Is a congenital disorder characterized by the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes due to absence or defect of tyrosinase, a copper-containing enzyme involved in the production of melanin. Albinism results from inheritance of recessive gene alleles and is known to affect all vertebrates, including humans.The treatment is symtomatic especialy for the eye problems. ...Read more

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 will having albinism affect my child’s development?

 will having albinism affect my child’s development?

What Type?: The best way to get your questions answered is to ask your child's pediatrician for a referral to a geneticist and a pediatric ophthalmologist at lucile packard children's hospital, where your child will receive excellent care. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a person with albinism passing his problem to their children?

X-linked or recesiv: The transmission of albinism will depend on the form involved. A male may have an x-linked or autosomal recessive(ar) form. A female is most likely to have the recessive form. A male would not pass it to his sons but could pass the carrier state to his unaffected daughters who might pass it to her sons. The ar albino only passes a carrier state unless the spouse carries the ar gene. ...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