Monthly Archives: January 2014

System to measure treatment of Limbal stem cell deficency)

Scientists have established a system to measure the effectiveness of treatment for cornea disease in people with aniridia – caused by Limbal stem cell deficiency  (LSCD) This objective, standardised method allows the effect of a treatment on patients to be … Continue reading

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Protected: Day in the life of an aniridia research scientist

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Cure for aniridia under spotlight

A new study has suggested potential eyedrop therapy for aniridia. Is the hype justified and what are the details? Aniridia is a genetic abnormality caused by mutations in the so-called ‘Master Regulator’ gene for eye development, PAX6.  Because PAX6 is … Continue reading

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Aniridic Family group on Facebook

To get answers to questions on aniridia and meet people affected by it, a great resource is the Aniridic Family group on Facebook. It has over 500 members from all over the world and is still growing. Anyone can start … Continue reading

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Ben gets job with Dolphin

Ben who has aniridia has got a job with Dolphin Computer Access a company providing assistive technology including the popular SuperNova screen reading software. He will be a Technical Support Apprentice. Ben says “This is a whole new challenge. I’ll be … Continue reading

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