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What is albinism?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: 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.

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

In brief: See below

It is a congenital disorder that results in little or no pigmentation in the skin.

In brief: See below

It is a congenital disorder that results in little or no pigmentation in the skin.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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