Funding for aniridia drug research in Aberdeen

The charity Fight for Sight is funding scientists at the University of Aberdeen to test two drugs for the treatment aniridia.

The team will determine whether taking either of the drugs by mouth or as eye drops can restore levels of a vital protein to normal levels. If successful the study could lead to future trials to test whether the drugs can reverse symptoms in adults, or even prevent them from occurring in babies.

The research will be led by Professor Martin Collinson who is part of our medical advisory team.

Man pointing at projection showing a large eye

Martin Collinson presenting at Aniridia Network Conference 2015



About Aniridia Network

A charity support group for people with the genetic visual impairment aniridia and their families in the UK and Ireland. Our vision is that people with/associated with aniridia are hopeful, confident, supported and well informed regarding aniridia. Founded in 2000. First registered as a charity in 2011 and fully in 2018.
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1 Response to Funding for aniridia drug research in Aberdeen

  1. Pingback: Testing if drugs can improve cornea regeneration | Aniridia Network

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