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J AAPOS. 2011 Feb;15(1):59-66. doi: 10.1016/j.jaapos.2010.10.012.

Albinism for the busy clinician.

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  • 1Wills Eye Institute, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Ocular Genetics, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA. alevin@willseye.org


Albinism is a group of disorders characterized principally by its ophthalmic features with or without systemic manifestations. Persons with albinism manifest a wide variety of phenotypes and limited number of genotypes. Modern molecular genetics has encouraged a new classification and understanding of the subtypes of these disorders. In addition to the ocular and systemic manifestations, ophthalmologists must be familiar with the specific visual needs and psychological challenges of these individuals as well as those of their families.

Copyright © 2011 American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.

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