Demystifying Albinism: Seeing Red

One of the biggest and most enduring myths about albinism centres around the colour of the eyes. The stereotypical view is that people with albinism (PWA) have red or pink eyes. “Will he have red eyes?” I must admit that was the first question I asked our...

Yes, he is very blonde, isn’t he?

This a common remark I seem to always make whenever people notice how very white Gilbert’s hair is – he has albinism, so it is as light as hair can be.  Most of the time I don’t even try to go into the explanation about his condition, I usually just...