Woman with Ocular Albinism

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Michelle NFBA, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. Doctors diagnosed me with Ocular Albinism at 3 months of age. I am a
    rare case because it's said 0only men can have the Ocular Albinism
    trate. There is no way to find out for 100% positive that I have
    Ocular Albinism until I die and have an eye biopsy. I was just
    wonering if there are any other cases of women with Ocular Albinism.
     
    Michelle NFBA, Apr 11, 2008
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  2. Michelle NFBA

    Dr Judy Guest

    There are two kinds of ocular albinism, one is X linked and mostly in
    men, the other is autosomal recessive and found equally in men and
    women. See the link below for more info.

    In my practice I have seen at least 3 women with ocular albinism

    http://www.albinism.org/publications/ocular.html

    Judy
     
    Dr Judy, Apr 11, 2008
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  3. Thank you so much Judy. Do both cases of OA have the same vision
    weaknesses. I was just wondering since I have more than one diagnosis
    if those affect my OA worst than others that just have OA.
     
    Michelle NFBA, Apr 13, 2008
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  4. Also I was wondering If my parent's had the gene or if I carry it as
    well, will my children have a possability of having OA. Research in
    the study you gave me said it is a 1 in 4 chance.
     
    Michelle NFBA, Apr 13, 2008
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  5. Michelle NFBA

    Dr Judy Guest

    OA, like all genetic diseases, can manifest differently from one
    person to the next, some have worse vision than others. Whether your
    other medical conditions are affecting your sight is a question only
    your doctors, who are familiar with your personal details, can answer.

    Judy


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    Dr Judy, Apr 13, 2008
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  6. Michelle NFBA

    Dr Judy Guest


    If you have the autosomal recessive version of OA, then each of your
    parents likely carried one gene and you likely have both; it is
    possible but rare for women to have two of the X linked genes.

    Ask your doctor to refer you to a genetic counselling and testing
    centre (often at Children's Hospitals) for specific advice about you
    and your children.

    Judy
     
    Dr Judy, Apr 13, 2008
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  7. Michelle NFBA

    Zetsu Guest

    Sorry, I am not familiar with 'ocular albinism'.
    From what I have heard, it is something to do with loss of colour in
    the eye? If it is simply related to the colour of the eye, then that
    should not make a difference to the eyesight. Is it more complicated
    than that? Please do explain to me.

    However, I think that any disease of the eye can certainly be helped
    by the rest methods, because when the mind is at rest the entire
    bodily condition is improved and the disease is often mitigated in
    this manner.
     
    Zetsu, Apr 13, 2008
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  8. Michelle NFBA

    Zetsu Guest

    Sorry, my previous post was slightly unclear.
    What I meant was that diseases of the eye can be both ameliorated, and
    also cured in many cases. However, it usually takes a great deal of
    time to accomplish a complete cure (depending on the severity of the
    disease). If you would like to find out more about the cure of organic
    disease, you should read the magazines for yourself. Inspirational and
    incredible accounts of it are published on numerous pages.
     
    Zetsu, Apr 13, 2008
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  9. Michelle NFBA

    Guest Guest



    Ah yes, the retarded point of view here.
     
    Guest, Apr 14, 2008
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  10. Michelle NFBA

    Don W Guest

    It was completely clear as mud.
    Please desist.
    We insist.
     
    Don W, Apr 14, 2008
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  11. Of course, he'll persist
    (He can't resist)
     
    Nicolaas Hawkins, Apr 14, 2008
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  12. Michelle NFBA

    Dr Judy Guest

    But that didn't stop you from offering advice.

    Michelle: Zetsu is a high school student who has learned to cut and
    paste. Ignore his advice.

    Judy
     
    Dr Judy, Apr 14, 2008
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  13. Michelle NFBA

    Zetsu Guest

    Well, all I said is that I think many eye diseases are helped by the
    rest methods. I don't think there is something wrong with that. And I
    also asked politely, if you could explain to me what ocular albinism
    is.
     
    Zetsu, Apr 14, 2008
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  14. Michelle NFBA

    Neil Brooks Guest

    But of course ... and we've gone over this countless times ... you
    have ab-so-lute-ly no idea. You've merely pored over a particular
    book or magazine and have now declared yourself some sort of subject
    matter expert.

    Since you ARE such a self-professed subject matter expert, then it
    will be little trouble for you to figure out what the features of
    ocular albinism are ... on your own.

    Have you noticed how few people have ANY interest whatsoever in
    helping you?

    I wonder why.
     
    Neil Brooks, Apr 14, 2008
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  15. Michelle NFBA

    Zetsu Guest

    I don't understand what my crime here is. I am just raising awareness
    to Dr. Bates' Great Work, and hoping that it can be noticed by the
    Orthodox. Why should I be punished for 25 years for that. I am not
    telling anyone to not seek professional advice. I am not claiming to
    be a doctor. I am just a honest person who is doing what he honestly
    believes in.
    Well, I never asked for your help, thanks.
     
    Zetsu, Apr 14, 2008
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  16. Michelle NFBA

    Neil Brooks Guest

    It was MUCH more of a "yes" or "no" question.
     
    Neil Brooks, Apr 14, 2008
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