kid's vision problem

Discussion in 'Eye-Care' started by chandan, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. chandan

    chandan Guest

    A baby was born to my sister . We are Asian , so coloured but the
    baby had white hair , skin and even the eyebrows and the eyelids . It
    seems an exceptional case in our region to get a baby as if it were
    a western child . Now he is 3 years old and the acute problem
    with him is that he cannot face the sunlight directly and lowers his
    eyes now and then and even he finds it difficult to see things that
    are close to him and cannot judge them at the instant. His parents
    even the grand-parents didn't have the vision problem ,so as to
    associate with hereditary.
    Can any expert or specialist in this group help me figure out
    the problem and its remedy. I tried at several eye-hospitals but
    they keep on referring to other eye-hospitals without any clear
    If anyone wants a clear summary I can even post them his
    picture and video of his sighting behaviours so as to get the clear
    cut idea .

    Please help me .
    chandan, Jan 19, 2009
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  2. chandan

    Salmon Egg Guest

    Although I am not a health professional, it sure sounds like albinism to
    me. It is a lack of pigment and can occur in any race. From what I know,
    there is no cure. I am not sure if there is any specialty that treats
    it. Try looking it up on the internet starting with Wikipedia.

    Good luck.

    Salmon Egg, Jan 19, 2009
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  3. chandan

    chandan Guest

    Thanks alot ,
    I have figured out that its a genetic disease and occurs to
    1 among every 70, 000 and 1 amond 20 is the carrier for the
    responsible gene . Its called " oculocutaneous albinism " having
    no known treatment and to be more specific its OCAtype 1 a . in which
    the person lacks melanin pigment through out the life so the
    skin , hair goes white and iris becomes transparent resulting
    reduced visual acuity( 20/200 to 20/400) , nystagmus and other eye
    Thans again folks . I wonder if you know any technical treatment
    measures for it.,
    chandan, Jan 23, 2009
  4. chandan


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  5. chandan


    Jan 12, 2013
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    Such kids vision problems are common now a days and this problem normally occur at the age 4 to 5 years of age. There are three basically three things one need to spot are Nearsightedness, Farsightedness and Astigmatism.
    JamieGouch, Jan 12, 2013
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