Category Archives: Medical staff talking

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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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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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Review of 2013 Make a Miracle Conference and Social

By Veronica van Heyningen The 2013 meeting of Aniridia Foundation International (AFI) was held in Charlottesville Virginia, USA, at the beginning of August.  Many of you may be beginning to take for granted the format of these meetings with patients and … Continue reading

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Cornea tattoos

Recent press and meeting reports  have described corneal tattooing as a potential solution for poor vision caused by injuries to or disease of the iris, up to and including total aniridia. It is probably important to realise at the start that corneal tattooing … Continue reading

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Diagnosis difficulties – a father’s success

Three years after complaining that his child was not diagnosed with aniridia until she was a year old, a dad has spurred change that could prevent it happening to others. Fuad’s campaign has led to the NHS recognising that in … Continue reading

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Review of Aniridia Network UK Conference 2013

By Sarah Conference 2013 was the first Aniridia Network UK (ANUK) conference that I had attended. I had quite an intense experience as I was there in both personal and official capacities – having aniridia and being part of the conference … Continue reading

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Solar sneezing – effect of light on the nose and brain

I have aniridia and I noticed that when exposed to brightness, particularly sunlight I sneeze within a minute. While taking part in the National Institutes for Health research I took the opportunity to ask Dr Han why this might be. … Continue reading

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Knighthood for member of our medical panel

Professor Peng Tee Khaw, a who sits on the Aniridia Network UK medical panel, was awarded a knighthood in the Queen’s 2013 Birthday Honours. The consultant ophthalmic surgeon received the honour  for services to ophthalmology. At the Aniridia Network UK … Continue reading

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Protected: Woman with aniridia is first to get new corneal stem cell transplant in UK

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