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£200,000 aniridia drug research, based and funded in the UK underway

Research into the growth of eyes with aniridia has begun, funded by Aniridia Network and two families in the UK. In 2018, for the first time, Aniridia Network excitedly partnered with Fight for Sight to offer a £15,000 grant for … Continue reading

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Professors’ Bremond Gignac and Rama message for Rare Disease Day 2019

To mark Rare Disease Day on 28 February 2019, two of the top specialists in Europe, made a commitment to keep researching aniridia. Thanks to the French aniridia group Geniris for making this video, that we added subtitles to. Also … Continue reading

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Report on long-term results of artificial iris implants

A review of 34 patients with congential, traumatic iatrogenic aniridia who had surgery to implant artificial irises has found: No repositioning of prostheses was necessary. In cases of keratopathy (17.6 %) visual function increased from baseline mean. The remaining iris … Continue reading

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Screening embryos for aniridia available in UK

It is now possible to avoid passing on aniridia to children using a procedure called pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) How did PGD become available for aniridia in the UK? The Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority (HFEA) maintains a list of … Continue reading

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Questions & answers on aniridia

Session at Aniridia Network UK Conference 2014 By: Panel of experts and individuals affected by aniridia A chance to ask that question that you always remember on the way home from your appointment or that there never seems to be … Continue reading

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Emerging molecular therapies for aniridia presentation

Session at Aniridia Network UK Conference 2014 By: Professor Colin E. Willoughby The first part of this talk introduced the genetics of aniridia and in particular, the underlying molecular mechanisms, as this will form the basis to understand the developments in … Continue reading

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Stem cell research and treatment for aniridia presentation

Session at Aniridia Network UK Conference 2014 Introducing Cells For Sight By: Dr Alex Shortt PhD FRCOphth The Cells for Sight Transplantation and Research Programme. is a group of scientists and clinicians who work together at Moorfields Eye Hospital and the … Continue reading

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“Artificial iris implant surgery is not a very difficult procedure and is becoming more popular”

“Cataract surgery in eyes with iris defects can be challenging, but careful preparation as well as recent advances in surgical instruments and iris implants mean outcomes are significantly improving for these patients.” This was the subject of a presentation given … Continue reading

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Our Patron’s Life Scientific on Radio 4

Aniridia Network UK’s Patron, Veronica Van Heyningen, was the subject of the BBC Radio 4 programme Life Scientific today. The half hour interview explored her love of research, particularly on the aniridia and the PAX6 gene plus her contribution to … Continue reading

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Protected: Day in the life of an aniridia research scientist

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