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Does albinism cause eye problems?

I heard people said albinism and eye problems. So, i just wonder if albinism causes eye problems. Any explanation?
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  • crystal_jade13


    Albinism patients usually have eye problems. Eye examination is a simple way for albinism diagnose. Because albinism can damage development of retina and vision nerves, patients would get low vision which cannot be corrected by eyeglasses. There are many other symptoms of eyes of albinism patients: eyes movement, photophobia, color change of iris, strabismus etc. Surgery can help correct strabismus, but cannot improve eyesight. Sunglasses is necessary for people with albinism as they go out.
  • cheryl


    Well, yes, it can cause some eye problems. Generally speaking, albinism is a defect of melanin production that results in little or no color in the skin, hair, and eyes. And albinism occurs when one of several genetic defects makes the body unable to produce or distribute melanin. And there will have many symptoms, such as crossed eyes, light sensitivity which is called as photophobia. Also, rapid eye movements vision problems and functional blindness. So you should pay more attention to it.
  • Kaylee


    Yes, the albinim will cause eye problems because of the inner symptom from the disease. Albinism is a relatively common skin melanin. This disease is often caused by its subsidiary organs lack. In addition, due to the lack of tyrosinase, congenital or tyrosinase hypothyroidism, melanin synthesis will occur disorder. It is caused by the genetic vitiligo. The patients will usually have the skin all over the body become the not healthy color. The hair and eyes lack melanin. So the performance of the eye retinal of five pigment, iris and pupil present light pink. The eyes may be afraid of light. They will see things with narrow picture. The eyes, skin, eyebrow, hair and other body hair will become white or white with yellow. People with albinism should treat it as soon as possible with the medicine.

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