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Are there alternative treatments for albinism?

Since albinism is genetic, any treatments are currently for the symptoms, rather than for the cause of albinism. That being said, there are no "alternative" treatments for albinism's symptoms. Most people with albinism use some form of home remedy or preventive care to avoid too much sun exposure, such as applying sunscreen, wearing sunglasses, and wearing protective clothing.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
If you have albinism, talk to your doctor about ways to protect your skin and eyes from the sun, because people with albinism have little or no natural pigment protection. Your doctor may recommend simple techniques that can protect your skin and eyes, such as covering exposed skin with clothing made of tightly woven fabric, wearing a wide-brimmed hat, using sunscreen with a high sun protection factor (SPF), and wearing sunglasses that protect against ultraviolet light. For people with albinism who have eye problems, a doctor may recommend wearing glasses to correct vision, or having surgery to correct eye muscle problems.

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