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Hicks Road Albino

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How long is Hicks Road? Riding both sides is 21.5 miles and 5,353′ (Map). The full Hicks Road + Mt. Umunhum ride is 11 miles if you start at Blossom Hill Road in Campbell – the road is narrow with no shoulder, but a lot of cyclists do this.

What does it mean to be an albino?

What Is Albinism? Albinism is an inherited condition that leads to someone having very light skin, hair, and eyes. It happens because they have less melanin than usual in their body. Melanin gives skin, hair, and eyes their color. Except for vision problems, most people with albinism are just as healthy as anyone else. What Are the Signs & Symptoms of Albinism? Albinism (pronounced: AL-beh-niz-im) that affects the skin, hair, and eyes is called oculocutaneous (pronounced: ok-yuh-low-kyu-TAY-nee-iss) albinism.

This leads to skin, hair, and eyes that are lighter than you would expect based on someone’s ethnic background or race. Symptoms vary based on how much melanin someone makes. Signs and symptoms include:

What is the life expectancy of a person with albinism? Albinism does not usually affect lifespan. However, HPS can shorten a person’s lifespan due to lung disease or bleeding problems. People with albinism may be limited in their activities because they can’t tolerate the sun. What race is albinism most common in? OCA 2 is the most common type of albinism and is especially frequent among African Americans and Africans. The estimated frequency in African Americans is 1 case per 10,000 population, while in whites, the frequency is 1 case per 36,000 population. The overall frequency is 1 case per 15,000 population across all races.

Can 2 albinos have a normal child?

Yes, it’s certainly possible for two people with albinism to have unaffected children! This is actually pretty common when the two parents have different types of albinism. Albinism is a group of conditions associated with decreased (or absent) pigmentation in the skin, hair, and eyes. People affected by albinism frequently have fair skin and light-colored hair. They are more at risk for skin cancers caused by long term sun exposure.

Additionally, some forms of albinism reduce pigmentation in the iris (colored part of the eye) and retina (light sensitive tissue in the back of the eye) which can cause vision problems.

Is being albino a disability?

The identification of albinism as a disability is complicated by the concept of legal blindness. In the United States, a person is legally blind if his or her vision cannot be corrected with glasses or contacts to better than 20/200 in his or her better eye. By this standard some with albinism fit the legal category of visual impairment and some do not. Yet, in spite of varying visual acuity, many of the problems experienced by those with albinism remain similar.

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