What are the effects of albinism?

Some effects of albinism are

  • strabismus (crossed eyes)
  • photophobia (sensitivity to light)
  • nystagmus (involuntary rapid eye movements)
  • impaired vision or blindness.
  • astigmatism.

How is it inherited?

It depends on what type of albinism you have. Ocular albinism comes from both parents since both parents hold the X linked chromosome. Usually the mutation is found in the mother since she holds two X linked traits.

What is the exact name of it?

The scientifically correct name for albinism is achromasia which means the unnatural color of a persons skin color.
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Who does it affect?

This disease does not have a specific victims since it is genetically inherited and it is affected by all races and ethnicities.
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Are there any treatments?

There are no treatments so far, but the people affected wear sunglasses very often to protect their eyes from the UV rays.
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Could it be prevented?

This disease can be prevented if you call a genetic counselor and inform them about the disease.
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