FAQ - Albinism
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what are the causes of albinism? can someone explain it to me pls.? i cant understand the one in wikipedia.org


im only 11 yrs. old and i really wanna know why some guys are albino. pls. explain it to me. thanks a bunch!
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People with albinism have inherited altered genes that do not make the usual amounts of a pigment called melanin. You can find more information here: http://albinism.org/publications/what_is_albinism.html  (+ info)

Is it possible to get contact lenses as i have a condition called oscular albinism?


i am interested in daily disposables
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Hi,
Not all vision problems associated with Ocular Albinism can be fully corrected with eyeglasses or contacts.

But, the lack of pigment in your eye should not limit you from wearing contacts.

If your vision can be corrected with eyeglasses, then in many cases
contacts will be fine. Contact your eye doctor to find out your options.



Good luck  (+ info)

Albinism: What is the pattern of inheritance and chromosome location?


We just learned this. I have no clue. Sorry  (+ info)

I have albinism, what color is my hair going to be when I get old?


when one gets old their hair turns white, because I have albinism my hair is already white at 16

so what color will it be when I get old?
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white. still. :)  (+ info)

My daughter has Albinism, can she go in the sun at all?


My daughter is a month old and has Albinism. We haven't had Genetic testing yet, but from the research Ive done I'm pretty sure she has Oculocutaneous albinism (OCA1a). She has completely white hair. Its starting to get nice outside and I have other children. Can my daughter go outside at all as she grows. What precautions should I take? When is it too early to use sunscreen and what SPF should I be using?

Thanks

-Lorah
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Have you heard of Oculocutaneous Albinism type 2?


What do you know about it?
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http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition=oculocutaneousalbinism  (+ info)

How did albinism get its name?


Albus is the Latin word for white.  (+ info)

Does anyone have Albinism? If so what is it like to have it? How long were/are you expected to live?


Albinos have the same life expectancy as anyone else.  (+ info)

What is the life expectancy of people with albinism?


Albinism is albinos
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In the United States, people with albinism live normal life spans and have the same types of general medical problems as the rest of the population.

The lives of people with Hernansky-Pudlak syndrome can be shortened by lung disease or other problems.

In tropical countries, those who do not use skin protection may develop life-threatening skin cancers. If they use appropriate skin protection, such as sunscreen lotions rated 20 or higher, and opaque clothing, people with albinism can enjoy outdoor activities even in summer.

albinism.org  (+ info)

How likely is it that a cure for albinism is found?


biology proeject.
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