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Albinism is Beautiful

What is Albinism?

Albinism is a rare inherited life-long condition that occurs worldwide across all races and ethnic backgrounds.  In the UK, it is thought that Albinism affects 1:17,000 although this is probably an underestimate.  People with Albinism do not produce sufficient melanin (pigment) and this affects their eyes, skin and hair.  There is no known way to help people with Albinism produce more melanin at present, research studies are underway.

The two main forms of Albinism are called Occulocutaneous Albinism, and Ocular Albinism.

For more information about Albinism take a look at the Albinism Fellowship website.

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