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How can I get a medical visit for my son born with albinism

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How can I get a medical visit for my son born with albinism and nystagmus? I'm currently in South-Africa
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 6 years ago.

Hello and thanks for your question. Where in South Africa are you located?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
in johannesburg, Petervale - Sandton
Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 6 years ago.
Okay, give me just a couple of minutes and I'll be back with a listing of eye doctors in your proximity who can see your son. Be right back.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I'm ready to travel to meet the expert.
Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 6 years ago.

Here is a list of eye doctors in Johannesburg:



Monica H Davidovici MBBch

PO Box 1888
Highlands Norta
Johannesburg, 2037
South Africa
Ph: 27 (11)(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>



Jonathan Levin MBBS

PO Box 916
Johannesburg, 2121
South Africa



And then approximately 65km away in Pretoria you can find these eye doctors:


Petrus N J Gous MBChB

PO Box 56184
Pretoria, Gauteng 0007
South Africa
Ph: 27 (12)(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>


Alic Jacobsz MBChB

Pretoria Eye Instiute Ste 207
Pretoria, Gauteng 0083
South Africa
Ph: 27 (12)(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>


Harold L Konig MD

Pretoria Eye Institute
PO Box 56184, Arcadia
Pretoria, 0007
South Africa



Kgaogelo Edward Legodi, MD

P O Box 29250
Pretoria, 0132
South Africa
Ph: 27 (12)(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>


Wezi G Maphenduka MBChB

Pretoria, 0042
South Africa


Eduard G Sevenster BS MBBS

Pretoria Eye Institute XXXXXArcadia
Pretoria, 0083
South Africa
Ph: 27 (12)(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>


Does this information help address your concerns? Does this make sense? Do you have any other concerns that I haven't addressed?


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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Do you think any eye doctor can help for nystagmus ? In the list, is there a Doctor with nystagmus surgery experience?
Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 6 years ago.

Amongst this list, I'm sorry that many of these listings do not specify what their sub-specialty is. Any ophthalmologist should be able to evaluate him, though, to determine the health of his eyes and whether he needs glasses or not. However, whether any of these are specifically pediatric / strabismus surgeons, I do not know.


That being said, nystagmus, especially that caused by albinism usually is not amenable to surgery; in other words, surgery won't cure this nystagmus. He has it because the vision is likely poor and these eye movements are in response to this poor vision. This may improve over time if / as the vision improves, but surgery to straighten the eyes doesn't usually resolve the nystagmus.


Does that make sense?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Yes, I understand. Do you know a specialist of nystagmus in your country or area to whom you could recommend me ?
Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 6 years ago.

There are dozens and dozens in the U.S. What particular city and/or state would you be interested in knowing the location of specialists?



Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I don't know, but may be connecticut as I do have a friend there.
Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 6 years ago.

Here is a listing of the pediatric ophthalmology subspecialists in the Connecticut area:



Darron A. Bacal, MD



Tara H. Cronin, MD

64 Laurel Crest Rd
Madison, CTNNN-NN-NNNN/p>



Guilford, CTNNN-NN-NNNN/p>


Christopher J. Kelly, MD

366 Colt Hwy Rte 6
Bldg 2
Farmington, CT 06032


Andrew J. Levada, MD

Ste 100
1201 W Main St
Waterbury, CTNNN-NN-NNNN


Paul R. Mitchell, MD

366 Colt Hwy Rte 6
Farmington, CTNNN-NN-NNNN



Prasad B. Panthagani, MD, FRCS MRCOphth

Ste B210
701 Cottage Grove Rd
Bloomfield, CTNNN-NN-NNNN


Elizabeth A. Rocco, MD

Ste 100 XXXXX
Middletown, CTNNN-NN-NNNN


Daniel J. Salchow, MD



Peter G. Walden, MD

Bldg 2
366 Colt Hwy
Farmington, CTNNN-NN-NNNN


I hope that's helpful. do you have any other questions I can address?


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