Line Kessel graduated from the University of Copenhagen as a medical doctor in 2000 and has specialized in pediatric ophthalmology and rare genetic eye diseases. Line Kessel is a senior consultant at the Department of Ophthalmology at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, Denmark and an Associate Professor in Ophthalmology at the University of Copenhagen. She is an author of >70 scientific papers. Her research group focuses on cataract in children and adults and rare genetic eye conditions.
Albinism, vision and structural characteristics.
Albinism is characterized by a lack of pigment in the eyes and, for oculocutaneous albinism, also in the skin and hair. Visual function in patients with albinism is often reduced because of nystagmus, high refractive errors, foveal hypoplasia and conditions related to the optic nerve such as hypoplasia and abnormal crossing at the chiasm. The presentation will focus on a study of approximately 100 patients with albinism and the correlation between genotype, phenotype, subjective and objective visual function as well as the need for visual rehabilitation in these patients.