The Ophthalmology Unit,  Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kuching, Sarawak.

The Ophthalmology Department, Sarawak General Hospital, Kuching, Sarawak, East Malaysia.



Oculocutaneous albinism

Photo by Professor Chua Chung Nen

This 7 year-old boy was referred because of reduced poor vision. Examination revealed the vision to be 6/60 in both eyes with the typical facial appearance of oculocutaenous albinism: fair skin, blonde hair, bilateral pink iris and pendular nystagmus. Fundoscopy did not show any optic disc or macular hypoplasia. Cycloplegic refraction showed significant astigmatism of 3.00D in both eyes and glasses were prescribed.


Typical appearance of oculocutaneous albinism.


The child with his mother who has normal skin pigment.

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