Taylor Smith B2
Albinism is a disease that causes lack of pigment that would normally give color to the eyes, hair, and skin.
-Abnormal flickering eye movements
-Sensitivity to bright light
-Lazy or crossed eyes
Albinism is an autosomal recessive disease.
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.
"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.