Day 1 and day 2 had been the scientific conference. Today was for a wider audience: those affected by aniridia. There were a series of short presentations, alternating between Norwegian and English. The English ones were slightly simplified, shortened versions of those given on the previous days.
One doctor said his colleagues dealing with patients with aniridia should have a “high level of suspicion” of problems and “test early” for them. He added “if an aniridic says there’s an issue, they are usually right.” However he also noted that aniridics are prone to report sight threatening conditions later than people with normal sight would because with their existing impairment they may not be able to detect the early signs.
Next there was a question and answer session with a panel of the doctors complete with English/Norwegian translation. .
The following session was all in Norwegian so we occupied ourselves elsewhere.
After lunch we said our goodbyes and headed out to be tourists. We strolled around the grounds of the Oslo fortress. Finally we walked to the train station. I said goodbye to Katie and her partner (they are spending more time holidaying in Olso) and got on the train to the airport. There I managed to use exactly all my remaining Norwegian coins on chocolates for people back home.
So now I’m on the mid-air free wifi I can post this final instalment.
Thanks very much to everyone involved in the conference for making it such a enjoyable and informative event. Looking forward to seeing you again some time soon.
Use the links at the top or bottom of this article to read about the other days at the conference.