Albinism
Albinism• Uncommon (1 in 20000)• Complete or partial limitation in the  production of melanin• Variable expression• Two ma...
Albinism•   Reduced acuity (D>N)•   Photophobia•   Nystagmus•   Refractive error•   Squint•   Skin is susceptible to sunli...
Management• Making Diagnosis• Investigations• Breaking ‘bad news’•   Well fitting dark glasses•   Spectacle prescription• ...
Management•   Well fitting dark glasses•   Spectacle prescription•   Hat•   Sunscreen•   Low Vision Habilitation
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Albinism

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

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