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James @ National Institutes of Health

Introduction Earlier this year I travelled to the USA to take part in medical research related to aniridia. It and the accompanying holiday was a very special experience. Background National Institutes of Health The National Institutes of Health in the … Continue reading

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Combating overhaning branches

I’ve got an idea in my head to do something about plants that obstruct the pavement. I’m fed up with ducking, flinching or actually getting scratched by the branches or leaves of things growing in people’s front gardens. That’s my … Continue reading

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Unveiling the aniridia visor

Two baseball caps put together to block bright floors as well as sun. Continue reading

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1st European Conference on Aniridia: Day 3

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 … Continue reading

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1st European Conference on Aniridia: Day 2

Saturday was full of presentations from various doctors and researchers. Professor van Heyningen gave two talks about the genetic aspects of aniridia. This included looking at the full range of the effects of PAX6 mutation, plus aniridia without PAX6 mutations … Continue reading

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1st European Conference on Aniridia: Day 1

The hotel’s breakfast buffet was certainly broad but not quite enough to include staple English breakfast elements such as bacon and hash browns or fried bread. It was sautéed potatoes and mini sausages instead. After breakfast I took a walk … Continue reading

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1st European Conference on Aniridia: Arrival

I like visiting other cities and I decided it was time to get a more international angle and more medical knowledge on aniridia. So I’ve come to the 1st European Aniridia Conference in Oslo. This evening I left work and … Continue reading

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RNIB Phone Watch

I’ve always had a bit of a quandry with my mobile phone. I don’t really need to use a screen reader with but struggle just enough to discourage me from using the internet on it. So I’ve never gotten a … Continue reading

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Returning to Moorfields for testing time

I just went for an appointment at Moorfields Eye Hospital for the first time in 15 years. When I became an adult and left London for university, Moorfields said I didn’t need to keep coming to them. Instead I could … Continue reading

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