Ocular Straylight in Albinism

  title={Ocular Straylight in Albinism},
  author={Bastiaan Kruijt and Luuk Franssen and Liesbeth Prick and Johannes M J van Vliet and Thomas J.T.P. van den Berg},
  journal={Optometry and Vision Science},
Purpose. Albinism is an inherited disorder that affects the melanin biosynthesis pathway, which results in reduced or absent pigment formation. This may lead to increased light transmission through the iris and more reflected light from the fundus. Both these effects contribute to the occurrence of ocular straylight. One aim of this study is to determine whether and how increased iris transmission and fundus reflection in subjects with albinism contributes to the occurrence of ocular straylight… 
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