Oculocutaneous albinism type 2

What is Oculocutaneous albinism type 2?

Oculocutaneous albinism type 2 (OCA2) is a type of OCA (see this term) and the most common form of OCA seen in the African population, characterized by variable hypopigmentation of the skin and hair, numerous characteristic ocular changes and misrouting of the optic nerves at the chiasm.

Other condition names

  • OCA2

Inheritance type

Autosomal recessive


  • Worldwide: 1-9 in 100,000
  • United States: 1-9 in 100,000

Age of Onset

  • Infancy
  • Neonatal
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