Albinism is a genetic condition also called achromia, achromasia, or achromatosis. It is characterized by a deficit in the production in melanin and by the partial or complete absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes. This hereditary disease can be found in humans (affecting all races), mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians.
Even though it is a hereditary condition, in most cases, there’s no family history of albinism.
People with albinism often have vision problems and are susceptible to sunburns and skin cancers if they do not protect themselves from direct sunlight.
According to The National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation, one in every 17,000 people in the United States has some type of albinism.
What are the signs and symptoms of albinism?
Since birth, people with albinism have little or no pigmentation in their eyes, skin and hair (oculocutaneous albinism) or sometimes in the eyes alone (ocular albinism).
The degree of pigmentation varies. Some people gain a little pigmentation in their hair or eyes with age. Some develop pigmented freckles on their skin. An individual with complete absence of melanin is called an albino. One with only a small amount of melanin is described as albinoid.
People with albinism are very pale with fair hair and very light eyes. In some people, the eyes appear red or purple, depending on the amount of pigment. This can happen because the iris actually has very little color. The eyes appear pink or red because the blood vessels inside of the eye show through the iris.
A person with albinism is generally as healthy as the rest of the population. However, problems with vision and skin are particularly common.
Vision Problems. Vision problems in albinism result from abnormal development of the retina and abnormal patterns of nerve connections between the eye and the brain. Most people with albinism have problems with their eyesight; many have low vision. Lack of pigment in the eyes results in problems with eyesight, both related and unrelated to photosensitivity. This sensitivity generally leads to discomfort in bright light.
Skin problems. The dark pigment - melanin - helps protect the skin from the sun’s ultraviolet radiation. People with albinism lack this pigment; their skin can burn more easily from overexposure. They need to take precautions to avoid damage to the skin caused by the sun; this means applying sunscreen lotions, and wearing hats and sun-protective clothing.
photos of animals from Nat Geo
photos of people from Gustavo Lacerda’s photo project on Albinism
I’ve come to the conclusion that morphing Jensen Ackles with anyone will enhance their attractiveness 10x i mean
And I mean anyone
are yoU FUCKING KIDDING ME?!!?
Thermochromic table by Jay Watson
imagine banging someone on that table
imagine being home alone and seeing imprints on that table
Imagine having a friend sit at that table for a long while, but when they get up there’s no imprints at all.
What if you got up after trying to console a crying friend, and found that you had no imprints… and they were crying because they missed you?
aaaah it was a cool table now it’s a horror/drama story
"If Bertolt is in the party, Reiner’s Defense and Attack Power increases by 60%."
Canon on both sides now I’m so glad.
"If Reiner is in the party, Bertolt’s Defense Power becomes 1.7 times normal."
Dear lord, Bertl, your stats are insane.
I just noticed something, as if the stat bonuses weren’t gay enough…
Reiner’s Defense Stat is Bertl’s height in centimeters (192) and Bertl’s Attack Stat is Reiner’s weight in pounds (210).
homo 60% up
My Character for My final exam at Cinema Makeup School
Model: Shay Zee
MUA: Margaux Cabuy
My mom’s friend adopted this lovely dog after he was abandoned by his previous family. His name is Shaun. Shaun had always been very good at eating all his food. Every last bit that was, he ate it. One day he started leaving a little bit behind. He wouldn’t eat everything, no matter what. He always left a little behind. Every morning when my mom’s friend checked Shaun’s bowl, the food was gone. That was very strange, because Shaun always spent the night by her side.
One night she decided to investigate the food situation. She waited quietly by the food bowl and then, in the middle of the night, a cat came through the window and ate the remaining food. She noticed the cat was actually pregnant. A week or so later the cat came into her house and gave birth to 6 little kittens. Shaun took care of them as if they were his own babies. My mom’s friend adopted the cat too (her name is Meow) and they took care of the kittens until they all found a loving home. Nowadays Meow and Shaun live happily together as a family and they each have their little bowl of food.
interracial couples are always cute
Oh my god that is so precious.
KITTENS YOUR DADDY IS A DOGGIE. YOU ARE SOME LUCKY BABIES.
I’m sorry but
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