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Why do individuals affected by albinism have trouble seeing?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology

In brief: See below

Lack of pigmentation in the eyes make it more susceptible to damage.
These individuals are more prone to developing cataracts and hence trouble with vision.

In brief: See below

Lack of pigmentation in the eyes make it more susceptible to damage.
These individuals are more prone to developing cataracts and hence trouble with vision.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
Thank
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