positive angle kappa and albinism

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Dave, Nov 19, 2004.

  1. Dave

    Dave Guest

    I have heard that positive angle kappa with nystagmus is a
    sign of ocular albinism. Is this a reliable test for albinism?

    Dave, Nov 19, 2004
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  2. Dave

    Dr Judy Guest

    A sign of a condition is not a test for the condition.; a sign would mean
    that the condition should be considered and, if a test is available, the
    testing should be considered. Nystagmus can be associated with many
    conditions, albanism is one.

    There are blood tests for some types of albanism but not for ocular
    albanism. Iris transillumination and examination of the retina are the
    usual tests for ocular albinism. For more info see:


    Dr Judy
    Dr Judy, Nov 20, 2004
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