Symptoms of Albinism

Common signs and symptoms of albinism include:

  • Lack of pigmentation or coloring of the hair and skin
  • Some cases of albinism also affect the color of the iris in the eye
  • Paler than normal skin or hair color
  • Patches of pale skin
  • Vulnerability to skin cancer
  • Prone to sunburns
  • White hair
  • Some forms of albinism are also associated with symptoms such as crossed eyes, sensitivity to light, rapid eye movements, and other problems with vision
  • Albinism could also lead to functional blindness
  • Tendency to bleed excessively
  • Prone to infections / low immunity
  • Problems with bowels
  • Breathing problems
  • Disorders of the nervous system
  • Deafness