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Should I talk to my doctor about my albinism symptoms?

If you think you or a family member may have undiagnosed albinism, you should talk to your doctor. Having albinism may make you more susceptible to skin cancer and other problems associated with too much sun exposure.
Sometimes, though, you may have one symptom of albinism and none of the others. Having one symptom of albinism does not necessarily mean that you have the disorder. For example, you should mention anything unusual about your eyes to an eye doctor or your child's eyes or vision to the pediatrician, but visual symptoms may be caused by something other than albinism. Similarly, if your child has very light skin, the doctor will also check your child's vision and your family history before making a diagnosis.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Yes, you should consult your physician. A doctor may be able to help with the vision problems associated with albinism, for example.

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