The most common form of this disorder, ocular albinism type 1, affects at least 1 in 60,000 males.
The classic signs and symptoms of this condition are much less common in females.
Fearful his disability would curtail his career, David, 51, made a decision to keep it hidden from almost everyone who knew him until now.
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Most people have heard of with oculocutaneous albinism that's known for affecting the skin, hair and eyes.