Visual system anomalies in human ocular albinos

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Science  08 Sep 1978:
Vol. 201, Issue 4359, pp. 931-933
DOI: 10.1126/science.684419


Visually evoked potentials recorded from two types of human ocular albinos demonstrated significant hemispheric asymmetry following monocular stimulation. The asymmetry is indicative of disorganization of retinogeniculostriate projections similar to that reported for mammals with total albinism. Abnormal optic projections are associated with lack of ocular pigment and are not associated with any specific generalized pigment defect.

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