According to the World Health Organization (WHO), factors in a person’s environment that, through their absence or presence, limit functioning and create disability. While albinism alone may not be a disability, “low vision” with albinism is a physical disability. Before I begin, I am glad to give mention to Mr.
Well, The Albinism Alliance Group is soaring to new heights with the continuation of our new interactive web-mag! I am super excited about many of the updates and the out pour of support from friends and family, helping to get the word out. TAAG just celebrated it’s twelfth anniversary in
Oculocutaneous Albinism Type 1 Synonym: OCA1. Includes: Oculocutaneous Albinism Type 1A (OCA1A), Oculocutaneous Albinism Type 1B (OCA1B) Characteristics. Oculocutaneous albinism type 1 (OCA1) is characterized by hypopigmentation of the skin and hair and the distinctive ocular changes found in all types of albinism, including: nystagmus; reduced iris pigment with iris
Individuals with all variations of OCA1 have white or nearly white scalp hair, brows, and lashes; white skin; and blue irides with extensive transillumination at birth. The presence of white scalp hair at birth should not be the exclusive clinical criterion for OCA1 because some persons with OCA2 may seem