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Albinism

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Lindsey Sieja

on 10 May 2013

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Albinism by Lindsey Sieja and Jacob Martinez Chromosomes Symptoms of Albinism Current Treatments Type of Mutation milky, white skin There are limited treatments for albinism
because it is a genetic disorder, but there are
still some that can help the many issues
associating with the eyes. Albinism is a form of point mutation, therefore it doesn't effect the whole chromosome just one gene. meaning that the person can still live a normal and healthy life. MITF(microphthalmia-
associated
transcription factor) TYR(tyrosinase) hair color ranges from very white to brown, but if you're from African or Asian descent, it can range from yellow, reddish, to brown eye color can range from light blue to brown Symptoms for Vision in Albinism astigmatism sensitivity to light extreme nearsightedness/
farsightedness rapid involuntary back and forth movement of the eyes(nystagmus) unable to move eyes in unison Some of these treatments include: Prescription glasses Optical muscle surgery Annual check-ups on eyes
and skin Thank you for watching this brief prezi on albinism For more information and to donate money to those effected, visit
www.abinism.org Work Cited Staff, Mayo Clinic. "Definition." Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 02 Apr. 2011. Web. 09 May 2013. <http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/albinism/DS00941/DSECTION=symptoms>. (affected) http://geneticdisordersp7.wikispaces.com/Albinism http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Reading_glasses.jpg
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