September 8, 2012

Fragile Beauty

"Albinism is the result of  genetically recessive alleles,
In humans, there are two principal types of albinism, oculocutaneous, affecting the eyes, skin and hair, and ocular affecting the eyes only.
Most oculocutaenous albinistic humans appear white or very pale as the melanin pigments responsible for brown, black, and some yellow colorations are not present. Ocular albinism results in pale blue eye.
People with albinism always have problems with vision and many have low vision; 
The degree of vision impairment varies with the different types of albinism and many people with albinism are “legally blind,” but most use their vision for many tasks including reading and do not use Braille.
In types with slight pigmentation, hair appears more yellow vision may be better.
Many animals with albinism lack their protective camouflage and are unable to conceal themselves from their predators or prey; the survival rate of animals with albinism in the wild is usually quite low."

1 comment:

  1. This is beautiful! - my wallpaper is a baby Asian albino :D


Thank you \(@ ̄∇ ̄@)/ for all that love your sending