By Will Eller
Tests and Symptoms
There are prenatal tests for albinism disorder. There are many symptoms that can show that you have the mutation. Such as no color in hair or skin, and sensitive skin. Multiple symptoms involve the eye such as having crossed eyes, color loss in the eye, rapid movements throughout the eye, and even some cases of vision problems resulting in blindness. Sadly there are no cures or treatments for albinism. There are no new treatments or cures being developed as of now.
One in seventeen thousand are affected by some form of albinism. Albinism is inherited therefore, genetic counseling is really only prevention. There is no treatment but, thankfully it does not worsen over time. Therefore, the child will not need assistance as they get older. However, in some cases albinism can cause cancer in the long run. Albinism occurs from two recessive genes. The affected organism needs to protect its eyes and skin to prevent burns. Albinism does not affect whether or not you can have kids. The kids will however, have the chance of the gene being expressed.