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Albinism - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Apr 7th, 2018 - Overview The term albinism typically refers to oculocutaneous (ok-u-low-ku-TAY-nee-us) albinism (OCA) — a group of inherited disorders where there is little or no production of the pigment melanin. The type and amount of melanin your body produces determines the color of your skin, hair and eyes. Melanin also plays a role in the development of optic nerves, so people with albinism have vision p...

Albinism - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic

Apr 7th, 2018 - Diagnosis Diagnosis of albinism is based on: A physical exam that includes checking skin and hair pigmentation A thorough eye exam Comparison of your child's pigmentation to that of other family members Review of your child's medical history, including whether there has been bleeding that doesn't stop, excessive bruising or unexpected infections A medical doctor specializing in vision and eye d...