Originally posted by Jessica_Trask:
There is a recessive gene for Ocular Albinism that does affect girls and boys equeally.
I myself have Ocular Albinism. I've not met an other girl, teenager or audlt with Ocular Albinism.
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Your information about ocular albinism is wrong. There is no such thing as a recessive gene that causes ocular albinism that affects girls and boys the same. Ocular albinism is X-linked recessive which almost exclusively affects boys only. I have been to two genetic doctors and have also spoken with Dr. King at the University of Minnesota on this very subject. They have all told me the same thing.... that ocular albinism is X-linked only.
I have copied an excerpt out of Dr. King's "Facts about albinism" on ocular albinism...
Autosomal Recessive Ocular Albinism (AROA)
In the 1970's, a type of albinism associated with relatively normal skin and hair pigment was described in families that contained affected females and males. This appeared to be a type of ocular albinism that was caused by a gene on an autosome chromosome (non-sex chromosome) rather than on the X chromosome; hence, the name of autosomal recessive ocular albinism. We now know that this was incorrect and these families are actually part of the spectrum found in OCA1 and OCA2. At this time, there is no evidence for a true AROA type of albinism, and this term should not be used.