Clinical Trial for Children with Albinism
American Family Children's Hospital pediatric ophthalmologist Michael Struck is involved with a clinical trial that seeks to help children hindered by vision problems inherent to albinism.
What is albinism?
Albinism is a condition where people are born without the usual pigment in their bodies. People with albinism often have very fair hair, skin and eyes.
Albinism and Vision
People with albinism often have trouble with their eyesight. Dr. Struck is investigating whether an oral medicine given to people at least 3 years old helps with vision development in children with albinism.
“Some people with complete albinism have extreme disability and visual handicaps,” Dr. Struck says. “Learning often suffers because of this disability. The experimental treatment offered in this study may lead to a whole new way to treat blindness in children.”
Dr. Struck on the Clinical Trial