Category Archives: Research

Sleep and visual impairment health study

Participants are wanted for a study into the association between vision impairment and sleep, health, and wellbeing. The researchers are keen to identify the effects of different conditions including aniridia. Many people with aniridia experience sleep issues which may be … Continue reading

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Testing if drugs can improve cornea regeneration

By researcher Martin Collinson Aniridia, caused by mutation in the so-called eye ‘master regulator gene’, PAX6, can impact on vision in several ways. In addition to the absence or near-absence of the iris, people with aniridia are at high risk … Continue reading

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Funding for aniridia drug research in Aberdeen

The charity Fight for Sight is funding scientists at the University of Aberdeen to test two drugs for the treatment aniridia. The team will determine whether taking either of the drugs by mouth or as eye drops can restore levels … Continue reading

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Research into aniridia symptoms link to genetics

Research has begun into whether the severity of aniridia can be linked to variations in genetics. The scientists need patients to take part. Dr Moosajee has been given money from the UCL Therapeutic Acceleration Award to document the medical history of … Continue reading

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Cornea Connect 2019

#CorneaConnect was a fantastic day discussing aniridia with medical researchers and patients at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital. It aimed to bring aniridia patients together with scientists and clinicians in the Cells For Sight team, to learn about cornea research and … Continue reading

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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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WAGR & Pain Perception Research

The following is a transcription of a news release by IWSA (International WAGR Syndrome Association). Research In WAGR Syndrome Patients Shows Importance of BDNF Gene In Pain Perception Research published in the February 2019 issue of the journal, PAIN, has important … Continue reading

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Five go to Paris for European Conference on Aniridia 2018

Five members of Aniridia Network travelled to Paris for a conference about the science and treatment of aniridia. They met the world’s top experts on aniridia and learned about their latest research and techniques. They also took part in a … Continue reading

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PAX6 and the Cornea: An Eye to the Future

One of the speakers at this year’s conference was Thanos Papadimitropoulos from University of Liverpool. He told us about his team’s research, funded by Fight for Sight, into a potential new therapy that may one day be able to slow down or … Continue reading

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Our first grant for UK research into aniridia

We are thrilled to announce a grant for research into aniridia! Aniridia Network UK has partnered with charity Fight For Sight to each contribute half the money to a £15,000 grant. The money is only available to UK academic or medical institutions. Get more … Continue reading

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