Genetic Diseases

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Albinism

Albinism is a disease that causes lack of pigment that would normally give color to the eyes, hair, and skin.

Symptoms

-White hair

-White skin

-Abnormal flickering eye movements

-Sensitivity to bright light

-Poor vision

-Lazy or crossed eyes

Inheritance Pattern

Albinism is an autosomal recessive disease.
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Treatment

The lack of melanin causes the symptoms of albinism, and this cannot be treated. Doctors can treat some of the eye problems that come along with albinism by giving tinted glasses to prevent them from too much sunlight. Crossed eyes can be treated during infanacy using eye patches, surgery, or medicine injections.Nothing can treat involuntary eye movements and focusing problems.

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"Albinism." World of Genetics. Gale, 2007. Science In Context. Web. 22 May 2013.

"Albinism." World of Health. Gale, 2007. Science In Context. Web. 22 May 2013.