Monthly Archives: June 2013

Solar sneezing – effect of light on the nose and brain

I have aniridia and I noticed that when exposed to brightness, particularly sunlight I sneeze within a minute. While taking part in the National Institutes for Health research I took the opportunity to ask Dr Han why this might be. … Continue reading

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Juggling with aniriida

Harry, who has aniridia, has learned to juggle. We recorded the two videos below, one year apart, of him showing off his skills. He’s pretty good. Harry’s acuity is 6/36 which is near the top of the range reported by … Continue reading

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Knighthood for member of our medical panel

Professor Peng Tee Khaw, a who sits on the Aniridia Network UK medical panel, was awarded a knighthood in the Queen’s 2013 Birthday Honours. The consultant ophthalmic surgeon received the honour  for services to ophthalmology. At the Aniridia Network UK … Continue reading

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Patients needed for research into if nystagmus slows down sight

A growing body of evidence suggests that people with nystagmus need more time to see the world around them than those with ordinary vision. However, existing sight tests for distance vision take no account of response times and are a … Continue reading

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