Why does albinism cause nystagmus?

Nystagmus. Nystagmus results when blindness occurs before four years of age. Many people with oculocutaneous albinism fall into this category.

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Are there any glasses that could correct the vision at least 50%? I have albinism with eyes problems: nystagmus, astigmatism, photophobia.

Probably not. Vision in albinism is limited by the effect of the lack of pigment on the central vision which is permanently lowered. You are asking if eyeglasses can improve on your current best and that is unlikely assuming you have already seen an ophthalmologist for eyeglasses and eye evaluation. Read more...

Albinism? 1. light blonde hair 2. 4 months old 3. no signs of nystagmus 4. eyes looks violet 5. baby has had a small freckle on leg since birth

Unlikely. If the pediatrician has not said anything by this point then, my hunch is that it would be unlikely especially with your description of blond hair as opposed to White hair. I am also assuming the child has had at least one ophthalmological examination to this point. If they haven't said anything yet then, again unlikely. Read more...