Face of an albino woman

Face of an albino woman

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Caption: MODEL RELEASED. Albinism. Face of a woman with albinism. Albinism is a genetic disorder characterized by a lack of the pigment melanin, which gives colour to the skin, hair and eyes. Affected individuals are called albinos. The skin pictured here is very pale and the hair, eyebrows and eyelashes are white. Albino eyes are almost transparent at birth but typically darken slightly with age. 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, eye disorder, eyebrow, face, healthcare, medical, medicine, melanin, skin, woman

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