Oculocutaneous Albinism is a type of albinism in which individuals would have milky white skin and hair due to a reduced or lack of the pigment known as melanin. People with this disorder would also have vision impairment.
HOW IS OCULOCUTANEOUS ALBINISM DIAGNOSED?
An ophthalmologist would do the diagnosis based on the visible symptoms along with a range of eye tests.
HOW IS OCULOCUTANEOUS ALBINISM TREATED?
Individuals diagnosed with this condition will require ophthalmology specific treatment. Glasses or contact lenses will help in improving the vision. Skin should be protected from sun exposure with the use of clothing and sunblock to reduce the risk of sunburn, skin damage and skin cancer.
DID YOU KNOW?
This disorder can be of seven types, depending on the exact mutation that has caused the same.