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Melatonin and sleep

Katie has recorded some points about melatonin, a supplement which some people with aniridia and other conditions use to aid their sleep. Note: Katie referred to the pituitary gland when she meant the pineal gland. Jenny has previously told her … Continue reading

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Conference 2012 preview

I (Aniridia Network UK Chairperson Katie) was interviewed on Insight Radio about our upcoming conference. Have a listen: Insight Radio is the radio station of the RNIB. You can listen to it online or if you have satellite TV on Sky … Continue reading

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Aniridia Europe board meeting and networking event

After the establishment of Aniridia Europe its board members met in Paris on 19 and 20 November 2011. It was a chance to meet face to face and also for new members from Germany and Bulgaria to meet us all for the first … Continue reading

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Protected: Being an exam subject

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Katie raises over £800 doing the Great North Run

You may remember that recently Katie Atkinson took part in the Great North Run to raise money for Aniridia Network UK. Katie completed the half marathon race in 3 hours and 40 minutes and raised over £750 for Aniridia Network … Continue reading

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Katie’s introduction

I was born in 1983 with sporadic aniridia and also have nystagmus, cataracts, glaucoma and aniridic keratopathy. I am registered partially sighted. I live in Sheffield with my partner. My hobbies include ice skating, walking and reading.listening to audio books. I am/was … Continue reading

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Aniridia in Europe – Meeting in Paris

Recently Aniridia Network UK was invited to attend a meeting in Paris of all the aniridia support groups in Europe. Eurodis (Rare Diseases Europe) had kindly agreed to help fund the meeting, providing us with 300 euros to attend so … Continue reading

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