Ocular Albinism is a genetic disorder that is characterized by vision abnormalities. The vision problems are congenital and generally do not progress over time. The skin and the hair of the affected individuals are mostly normal. The involuntary eye movement, known as nystagmus, is the most common vision problem in people with this condition. There can be reduced iris pigment in some while others may have reduced retinal pigment among other such signs.
HOW IS OCULAR ALBINISM DIAGNOSED?
An ophthalmologist would check your eyes for problems associated along with doing a vision test and reading test.
HOW IS OCULAR ALBINISM TREATED?
The treatment of the condition is usually done by applying an artificial iris. Surgery can also help in fine tuning the eye coordination so that there is better focus for normal eye function.
DID YOU KNOW?
This condition usually affects the development of the eyes of the patient.