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Why do albino people have such poor vision in the eyes?

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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology

In brief: Lack of melanin.

Neural development of the optical system requires the presence of the pigment melanin, which is deficient in oculocutaneous or ocular albinism.
This can lead to a number of vision defects, such as astigmatism, decreased acuity, photophobia, retinal hypoplasia, and nystagmus.

In brief: Lack of melanin.

Neural development of the optical system requires the presence of the pigment melanin, which is deficient in oculocutaneous or ocular albinism.
This can lead to a number of vision defects, such as astigmatism, decreased acuity, photophobia, retinal hypoplasia, and nystagmus.
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