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    How is albinism diagnosed?

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  • The Albinism Fellowship of Australia (AFA) is a national, non-profit organization established in 2005. The AFA is a registered charity. The fellowship is run by ... View Profile

    Albinism is diagnosed by looking in the back of the eye and seeing the changes in the retina (back of the eye) that are classical for albinism.

    There are other tests that can be done, including electrical studies looking at the direction of vision nerve flow int he brain, and also mapping the specific genes affected, but these aren't necessarily essential for the diagnosis to be made.

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