UKNOW’s Docs Diagnosis Albinism

What is albinism?

Albinism (say: AL-buh-niz-um) is a name used for genetic conditions that cause a person to have no pigment or less pigment than usual. Pigment is what gives our eyes and skin their colour.

There are two types of albinism:

When the skin, hair and eyes are involved, it is called oculocutaneous (say: ock-you-lo-kyoo-TAY-nee-us) albinism (OCA).

When the eyes are involved, but skin and hair colouring are normal, it is called ocular albinism (OA).

Who albinism affects
OCA can affect both girls and boys. It is more common than OA.
OA is a disorder that affects boys.
OCA is more common that OA.

Information taken fromhttps://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=877&language=English

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