Albinism
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  • 1. Albinism
  • 2. Albinism• Uncommon (1 in 20000)• Complete or partial limitation in the production of melanin• Variable expression• Two main types
  • 3. Albinism• Reduced acuity (D>N)• Photophobia• Nystagmus• Refractive error• Squint• Skin is susceptible to sunlight damage• Normal IQ and neurodevelopment
  • 4. Management• Making Diagnosis• Investigations• Breaking ‘bad news’• Well fitting dark glasses• Spectacle prescription• Hat• Sunscreen• Low Vision Habilitation
  • 5. Management• Well fitting dark glasses• Spectacle prescription• Hat• Sunscreen• Low Vision Habilitation