All About Albinism. What is Albinism?. An overview of the condition and how it is inherited. Albinism:. Congenital genetic abnormality of melanin synthesis in which the amount of melanin made by the melanocyte is reduced or absent. Always includes specific abnormalities of the eye
An overview of the condition and how it is inherited
Congenital genetic abnormality of melanin synthesis in which the amount of melanin made by the melanocyte is reduced or absent.
Always includes specific abnormalities of the eye
Oculocutaneous albinism, OCA1- 4
Ocular albinism, OA1
Albinism plus other features, HPS1-N
HPS: a group of recessive genetic conditions with albinism (and associated visual impairment), platelet dysfunction, inflammatory bowel disease, and pulmonary fibrosis. People with albinism and any of these other conditions, especially delayed clotting and easy bruising should be evaluated for HPS. Because HPS is more common in Puerto Rico, people with albinism of Puerto Rican ancestry should be screened for HPS.
Contact the HPS Network Incorporated, One South Road, Oyster Bay, New York 11771-1905, tel. 1 (800) 789-9HPS
OA1: an X-linked form of albinism, primarily affecting the eyes, including the visual impairment common to all forms of albinism. Because it is X-linked, it affects mostly boys.
A discussion of “how we see” and the nature of the visual impairment associated with albinism
Optic pathways in humans
An introduction to the world’s largest charitable support organization serving the albinism community
A brief look at the ways in which albinism not only affects the way a person sees but how he or she is seen by others
Special considerations for students with albinism in the mainstream classroom
A look at some of the commonly held myths surrounding albinism
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