Albinism

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Albinism

  1. 1. Albinism<br /> Rob Byrne<br />
  2. 2. Causes<br /> Occurs when genetic defects make the body unable to produce melanin<br /> Type 1 - caused by defects that affect production of the pigment, melanin<br /> Type 2 - due to a defect in the "P" gene. People with this type have slight coloring at birth.<br />
  3. 3. Transmission<br />Transmitted genetically<br /> A person can have it and not even know it<br /> Any race or gender can get it<br />
  4. 4. Diagnosis<br /> Genetic testing is the only way to find out if you have the disease<br /> Tested with a sample of blood, hair or skin<br />
  5. 5. Signs And Symptoms<br /> Absence of color in the hair, skin, or iris of the eye.<br />Patchy, missing skin color.<br /> Crossed eyes <br /> Light sensitivity <br /> Rapid eye movements <br /> Vision problems, or functional .<br />
  6. 6. Treatments<br /> No real “cure” for Albinism<br /> Laser eye surgery and visual rehabilitation<br /> Glasses<br /> Avoiding Sunlight<br /> Because Albinism is genetic there is no real way to prevent it<br />

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