Is there research being done on albinism?
Also asked, is there a cure coming soon for albinism?
There's no cure for albinism. However, treatment can relieve symptoms and prevent sun damage. Treatment may include: sunglasses to protect the eyes from the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays.
Subsequently, question is, can people with albinism tan? Introduction. Albinism affects the production of melanin, the pigment that colours skin, hair and eyes. Depending on the amount of melanin the person has, they may have very pale hair, skin and eyes, although some people with albinism can have brown or ginger hair and skin that can tan.
Hereof, is there genetic testing for albinism?
Genetic testing offers the most accurate way to diagnose albinism. Such testing is helpful if you have a family history of albinism. Your health care provider may also diagnose the condition based on the appearance of your skin, hair, and eyes. An eye doctor called an ophthalmologist may perform an electroretinogram.
Why is there no cure for albinism?
Because albinism is a genetic disorder, it can't be cured. Treatment focuses on getting proper eye care and monitoring skin for signs of abnormalities. Your care team may involve your primary care doctor and doctors specializing in eye care (ophthalmologist), skin care (dermatologist) and genetics.