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What is albinoism?


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People with albinism have little or no pigment in their eyes, skin, or hair (white skin, hair, no eyebrows or eyelashes and pale blue eyes or pale pink eyes, but can be violet or brown). They have inherited genes that do not make the usual amounts of a pigment called melanin. One person in 17,000 in the U.S.A. has some type of albinism. Albinism affects people from all races. Albinos must protect their eyes from the sunlight. Albinos use to stick to themselves simply because society seems to have a problem accepting them or will at least stare at them and treat them "different." In todays world they are healthy in every way, intelligent and can lead normal lives.

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