NOAH Fact Sheet 2020

The word albinism refers to a group of inherited conditions.  People with albinism have little or no pigment in the eyes, skin, and hair (or in some cases in the eyes alone).  They have inherited genes that do not work correctly.  These genes do not allow the body to make the usual amounts of pigment called melanin.  One in 17,000 people has some type of albinism.  Albinism affects people from all races.