Albinism facts

Life of albinism

Ethan Klentz

Albinism is a disease where your body has no color. 1 in 17000 people are affected by albinism.

Characteristics

Symptoms are loss of color, freckles, sensitive to the sun, lazy eye, and blurred vision. Daily life includes being sensitive to the sun. You will also have vision problems. You also can get sun burnt easily. There is no life expectancy on this disease.

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Cause

Cause

Albinism is a mutation of the gene TYR. It is caused by several genes. The X chromosome is affected by albinism.

Treatment

Treatments include glasses,or eye contacts. Another treatment is sunglasses. Sun screen also helps by protecting skin to help prevent skin cancer.
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Sources

Mayoclinic.org, community.albinism.org, visionfortommorro.org