Simply put, Albinism means that a person lacks skin color. It is genetically inherited.
Children with albinism can have very white skin, light colored hair and their eyes can appear red, pink, dull grey, light blue or light brown. Hair color can be snowy white to reddish brown.
While there are a few rare forms of albinism that include mild blood clotting abnormalities (Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome) and hearing problems, children with albinism suffer few physical effects of the condition outside of vision problems and skin that is prone to sunburn. They experience normal physical and intellectual development.