Face of a 37-year-old woman with albinism

Face of a 37-year-old woman with albinism

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Caption: MODEL RELEASED. Albinism. Face of a 37-year-old woman with albinism. Albinism is a genetic disorder characterized by a lack of the pigment melanin that gives colour to the skin, hair and eyes. Affected individuals are called albinos. The woman pictured has very pale skin and the hair of her head, eyebrows and eyelashes is white. Albino eyes are almost transparent at birth but typically darken slightly with age, as seen here. Albinos suffer visual problems including photophobia (intolerance to light) and nystagmus (abnormal flickering movements). The absence of melanin means that the skin cannot tan, it ages quickly and is very prone to cancer if exposed to the sun.

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Keywords: albinism, albino, condition, deficiency, disease, disorder, eye, face, hair, healthcare, medical, medicine, melanin, skin, woman

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