albinism

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albinism

[′al·bə‚niz·əm]
(biology)
The state of having colorless chromatophores, which results in the absence of pigmentation in animals that are normally pigmented.
(medicine)
A hereditary, metabolic disorder transmitted as an autosomal recessive and characterized by the inability to form melanin in the skin, hair, and eyes due to tyrosinase deficiency.
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It is not possible to correct disorders related with visual acuity because it arises from ocular albinism.
Caroline was born with a condition called ocular albinism which has left her registered blind.
However, one half of a carrier's male children will have ocular albinism with some reduction of vision, and half of female children will be carriers.