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Oculocutaneous Albinism Type 2

Oculocutaneous Albinism Type 2 Causes

Albinism is an inherited condition. Oculocutaneous albinism type 2 results from a mutation of the P gene.

Oculocutaneous Albinism Type 2 Definition

Oculocutaneous albinism is a condition resulting in the lack of pigmentation in the eyes, skin and hair. Other affected individuals may show an almost-normal level of pigmentation. Oculocutaneous albinism type 2 is the most common type of albinism due to a mutation of the P gene.

Oculocutaneous Albinism Type 2 Diagnosis

Affected individuals are diagnosed based on results from genetic testing.

Oculocutaneous Albinism Type 2 Symptoms and Signs

Affected individuals usually have more pigment and better vision compared with individuals who have Oculocutaneous albinism type 1. Slight pigmentation may develop into moles or freckles. Their hair are usually pale blonde to golden or reddish-blonde hair. Having blue eyes is one of their common characteristics. Those with African descent usually have yellow hair, pale skin, and blue, gray, or hazel eyes.

Oculocutaneous Albinism Type 2 Treatment

Albinism cannot be cured but the condition can be improved through treatments that improve vision, and measures protecting the eyes from bright lights. Success of any treatement depends on the severity and type of the condition.

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