Category Archives: Parents’ accounts

Bringing up children with aniridia and the feelings it generates.

Heather’s voyage of discovering support for herself and Zoe

Heather is mum to bright and bubbly four-year-old Zoe who attends the Royal London Society for the Blind Nursery. Zoe has aniridia and is registered ‘Severely Sight Impaired.’ Heather does not allow Zoe’s sight condition to define her; instead she … Continue reading

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Beth’s experience of research into development of sighted babies of visually impaired parents

Beth, who has aniridia, and her sighted son Edward are taking part in research into his development. Researchers want to know how having a visually impaired care giver affects babies. Beth says she can “highly recommend taking part” so we recorded … Continue reading

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1 mile open water swim in aid of aniriida

Sunday 16th February 2014… 12.30pm I got the phone call I had been waiting for. My sister, my best friend had gone into labour and was due to give birth to my nephew. As a mother myself having given birth … Continue reading

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Visiting Disneyland with aniridia

Earlier this month Laura asked on the Aniridic Family Facebook group “Has anyone visiting Disneyland Paris been able to get a priority card for a child registered blind? Our son Josh is nearly 8 years old. He is not great … 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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50 years with aniridia

To discover that your child has been diagnosed with Aniridia is upsetting and stressful.  In 1964 it was devastating.  Diagnosis: blindness, prognosis, no hope.  I have read my recently deceased mothers diaries and her hopelessness, despair and unfounded guilt are … Continue reading

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Open letter to anyone with a child recently diagnosed with aniridia

I am writing this to give reassurance and a firm (but virtual) shoulder to lean on. No doubt you have just returned from the hospital, numb with the news that your child has been diagnosed with a rare eye disorder … Continue reading

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Aniridic Family group on Facebook

To get answers to questions on aniridia and meet people affected by it, a great resource is the Aniridic Family group on Facebook. It has over 500 members from all over the world and is still growing. Anyone can start … Continue reading

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Raising kids is hard enough, so how do mothers with aniridia cope?

Teri I was born severely sight impaired, so I’ve never really known any different. When I was a young woman in my twenties my condition was stable. I was pretty independent: I had a job, as a bank clerk, and a … Continue reading

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