Ocular Albinism is a condition that has an impact on the eye. In Ocular albinism one suffers from a genetic disorder that reduces the coloring or the pigmentation in the eye area, especially iris. Common symptoms here visual acuity, which is also referred to as impaired sharpness of vision, involuntary eye movements, issues with vision in either one or both eyes and sensitivity to light.
HOW IS OCULAR ALBINISM DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of the condition is based on clinical evaluation by an ophthalmology specialist. Molecular genetic testing is needed for definitive diagnosis.
HOW IS OCULAR ALBINISM TREATED?
Treatment for infants including using eye patches for correcting the disorder. In others, there could be the use of tinted glasses that is known for reducing photophobia. Using bifocals in both adults and kids is known to help in the same. Drugs like Nitisinone are also given as a preventive measure for parents with a history of the same. Though it is not completely effective, it helps reduce the extent of the disorder.
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