Thanks to all helping me understand albinism. Again, we're not sure if our daughter has OA, OCA2, or simply has no form of albinism at all.
We will meet with a doctor in the next month to determine hopefully by a blood test what is exactly going on.
Several questions to throw out there tonight.
First, if the genetics doctor comes back and says our girl has OCA2, would that mean that both my husband and I are carriers? Or can OCA2 spontaneously happen with a gene mutation and the parents have zero carrier possibilities?
Secondly, it is possible to be going down this road of does our child have albinism, and then find out that she just has a blonde fundus without albinism? I can't find anything on the internet that talks about having a lack of pigmentation in the eye (blonde fundus/reduced retinal pigment, etc.)without associating that phrase with albinism. For instance, it's it possible to have reduced retinal pigment, and normal routing of the optic nerve... and that would NOT be albinism, because as I understand it, to actually have albinism you'd have to have a misroute of the optic nerve (that VEP tests for that).
Any idea where I could learn more about pigmentation defects of the eye where albinism is not present?