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Albinism And Vision Problems
Vision in albinism: Albinism has moderate and severe forms. Refractive needs are common. The eyes as a protective measure commonly develop a dancing motion (nystagmus) which lowers the central acuity. Light sensitivity is of course the rule. There are advances in this know to your ophthalmologist who you should consult when the condition is first detected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Albinism: Albinos inherit a deficiency in a gene which makes pigment. Pigment is protective against sun and other environmental influences it is usually a recessive and therefore the abnormal gene is in both parents with a 25% of albino offspring (higher if the parent is albino themselves). Multiple body systems can be affected including vision. Sun sensitivity is extreme. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Albinism is a genetic pigmentary disorder. The genetic defect that affects enzymes that are involving in pigment (melanin) production or distributive pathways. With this condition, it is absolutely imperative to use sunscreen/block, sunglasses, and sun protective clothing to prevent uv induced damages. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pedigree analysis: Albinism is a recessive trait, meaning that it entails the loss of a function and you must have two copies of the gene to see it. The way to know if you are a carrier is to examine your ancestors and see if there is a history of albinism in a direct ancestor. There are also genetic tests available. A genetic counselor can help if this is a major concern for you. ...Read more
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