Ocular Albinism is a genetic disorder that results in the reduction of colouring or pigmentation of the iris and retina. This pigmentation is necessary for normal vision and therefore people with this condition have impaired vision in both eyes, sensitivity to light and rapid eye movements.
HOW IS OCULAR ALBINISM DIAGNOSED?
This disorder is diagnosed by the characteristic signs and symptoms exhibited by the patient. An eye test could be performed for further confirmation.
HOW IS OCULAR ALBINISM TREATED?
Glasses or contact lenses can greatly improve vision. Dark glasses or a hat with a brim can help to reduce sun sensitivity.
DID YOU KNOW?
Unlike other forms of albinism ocular albinism only affects the eyes not the skin and hair and is more prevalent among males.