- Pigmentation Disorders
Albinism is an inability of the melenocytes to synthesize melanin. It is an inherited condition. Symptoms; hypopigmentation of the eyes, skin and hair. No cure, sun protection needed.
Vitiligo is an acquired loss of melynocytes, possibly an autoimmune reaction.Symptoms; flat irregular lesions of pigment loss affecting mainly hands, and skin around eyes and mouth. Treatment; topical corticosteroids, sun protection required.