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Oculocutaneous albinism


Other Names for this Disease
  • OCA
  • Albinism, Oculocutaneous
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Treatment

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What treatments are available for oculocutaneous albinism?

Individuals with oculocutaneous albinism should have annual skin examinations to check for skin damage or skin cancer and annual eye examination to check vision.  Affected individuals should cover their skin from sun exposure by using sunscreen and wearing protective clothing such as long-sleeve shirts, long pants, and hats with wide brims.  Glasses may be worn to reduce sensitivity to bright light or to improve vision.  Additional therapies or surgery may be used to treat crossed eyes (strabismus) or rapid eye movements (nystagmus).[1][2][3]
Last updated: 10/15/2012

References
  1. Albinism. MedlinePlus. November 2011; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001479.htm. Accessed 10/15/2012.
  2. Lewis RA. Oculocutaneous Albinism Type 2. GeneReviews. August 2012; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1232/. Accessed 10/15/2012.
  3. King RA. Oculocutaneous Albinism Type 1. GeneReviews. October 2004; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1166/. Accessed 10/15/2012.


Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Oculocutaneous albinism. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.
Other Names for this Disease
  • OCA
  • Albinism, Oculocutaneous
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.