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Ocular albinism type 1
Other Names for this Disease
- Nettleship-Falls type ocular albinism
- X-linked ocular albinism
- X-linked recessive ocular albinism
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Ocular albinism type 1 (OA1) a non-progressive disorder. Visual acuity typically remains stable throughout life, even often slowly improving into the mid-teens. Although nystagmus usually develops within the first 3 months of life, it can diminish with time. However, it rarely completely disappears. Because the specific ocular signs and symptoms in affected individuals van vary, the condition may cause some individuals to be more visually incapacitated than others. People with OA1 have a normal life expectancy.
Last updated: 6/27/2013
- Richard Alan Lewis. Ocular albinism, X-linked. GeneReviews. April 2011; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1343/. Accessed 6/27/2013.
- Gail Summers. X-linked recessive ocular albinism. Orphanet. April 2013; http://www.orpha.net/consor/cgi-bin/OC_Exp.php?lng=EN&Expert=54. Accessed 6/27/2013.