Once your doctor analyzes your child’s symptoms and medical history, he or she will perform a detailed physical examination in which he or she will observe skin and capillary pigmentation, and the eyes’ condition, and will refer you to an ophthalmologist to perform a comprehensive eye exam.
As for treatment, being genetic, albinism is incurable; due to this, efforts are focused on treating eye conditions, minimizing possible damage, and preventing skin problems.
The treatment includes:
- Care of vision problems: your ophthalmologist should check you periodically to correct existing complications and try to prevent them from progressing. The techniques used range from the prescription of glasses to corrective surgeries.
- Skin monitoring: continuous skin checks and care are especially important to prevent skin cancer, a pathology that albinos are susceptible to contracting due to their hypersensitivity.
At ABC Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Department, we offer health care services with the highest quality and safety, from the prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and monitoring of infectious, respiratory, endocrinological, dermatological, rheumatic, nephrological, gastrointestinal, and hematological pathologies of both chronic-degenerative diseases and acute conditions, through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary model.