Because of the vision problems that a child with albinism may have, it’s important that parents, students and teachers work together to consider seating, lighting and optical aids in the classroom.

Children and adults with albinism can benefit from participation in peer support groups. These groups can help the individual to feel less isolated, to learn positive attitudes and coping skills from others with low vision, and to gather valuable resource information.

Image reprinted, with permission, from Wygnanski-Jaffe T, Focal Points, Introductory Genetics for the Ophthalmologist, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2005.

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