Wales Council of the Blind


Definition: Albinism is a comparatively rare genetically inherited group of conditions which results in a reduction or complete lack of pigment (colour) in the skin, hair and eyes of people with the condition. This can result in pale skin which burns easily in the sun, virtually white hair, very severe short-sight and photophobia (a severe sensitivity to light).

Category: eye condition

Credit: Albinism Fellowship


Services mentioning Albinism

Albinism Fellowship - (Albinism Fellowship) Support Group

Provides a website resource, on-line discussion forum and telephone support for people affected by albinism.