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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 248-255

Albinism: Particular attention to the ocular motor system


The Children's Vision Center, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, Northeast Ohio Medical Universities, Rootstown, Ohio, USA

Correspondence Address:
Richard W Hertle
Hertle, 300 Locust St., Suite 490, Akron, Ohio 44302
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-9233.114804

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The purpose of this report is to summarize an understanding of the ocular motor system in patients with albinism. Other than the association of vertical eccentric gaze null positions and asymmetric, (a) periodic alternating nystagmus in a large percentage of patients, the ocular motor system in human albinism does not contain unique pathology, rather has "typical" types of infantile ocular oscillations and binocular disorders. Both the ocular motor and afferent visual system are affected to varying degrees in patients with albinism, thus, combined treatment of both systems will maximize visual function.


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