How to Treat Albinism?

Medical Treatment:
  • No cure for eye problems caused by albinism
  • There are several treatments that can improve vision, such as glasses and contact lenses
  • A child with albinism gets older, need regular eye tests, and also they will need to wear glasses or contact lenses to correct problems such as short-sightedness, long-sightedness or astigmatism.
  • Low-vision aids such as large-print or high-contrast books and printed materials, large computer screens
  • Sunglasses, tinted glasses and wearing a wide-brimmed hat outside can help with sensitivity to light
  • No cure for nystagmus (where the eyes move involuntarily from side to side), but it is not painful and does not get worse.
  • An ophthalmologist will be able to provide further advice
  • Surgery (may occasionally be an option)
  • The main treatments for squints are glasses, eye exercises, surgery and injections into the eye muscles.
  • If your childs lazy eye has developed, they can benefit from wearing a patch over their good eye to encourage their other eye to work harder.