For details of aniridia support groups in other countries and the international organisations, read our aniridia around the world page.

Conditions associated with aniridia

These are links to organisations related to some of the conditions that can be associated with aniridia:

International WAGR/11p deletion Syndrome Association

A support group for everyone affected by WAGR/11p deletion syndrome. The group is open to anyone around the world including those from the UK.

National Wilms Tumor Study

Information about a series of studies conducted int he USA into WAGR.11p deletion syndrome.

International Glaucoma Association

A UK based charity providing help, information and support for anyone affected by glaucoma.

Nystagmus Network

A UK based charity providing help, information and support to anyone affected by nystagmus.

Childhood Cataract Network

A UK based charity providing help, information and support to families of children with cataracts and to anyone who had a cataract as a child.

Micro and Anophthalmic Children’s Society (MACS)

Occasionally some children with aniridia are also born with microphthalmia (small eyes). Sometimes cases of coloboma can be confused with partial aniridia. MACS offer information about both of these conditions as well as help and support.

Auditory Processing Disorder Support UK

A support group for adults and paarents of children with APD plus professionals caring for them.

General visual impairment

There are many sources of help and advice available to people with a visual impairment and their families. We cannot list all them here but we have included those we feel would be most beneficial to people affected by aniridia in the UK.

Also check out our advice on:

Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB)

The RNIB is the UK’s largest charity providing information, advice and support on all aspects of living with a visual impairment.  This includes information on education, employment, welfare rights, technology, book in large print, audio and braille and much more.

Royal Society for Blind Children

A range of services in across England and Wales for blind and partially sighted children and young people, their families, and the professionals who work alongside them.

VICTA – Visually Impaired Children Taking Action

VICTA provides support and information to parents/carers/VI young people/organisations in the UK. They make grants to individuals, groups and research projects.

Henshaws Society For Blind People

Henshaws provide expert care, advice and training to anyone affected by sight loss and their friends, family and colleagues. Henshaws is based in the north of England with centres and communities in Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Newcastle, Harrogate and Knaresborough.

Guide Dogs

Guide Dogs can provide visually impaired with a dog to help them get around and can also provide other mobility support for adults, children.


LOOK provides support for parents and carers of children with a visual impairment. Free membership gives access to regional and national meetings including family weekends, their magazine and advice and information helpline.

Calibre Audio Library

Free audiobook library service for both adults and children.

Local societies for the blind and visually impaired

There are many local organisations helping blind and visually impaired people. There are too many for us to list here but we recommend searching for a one in your area.


The Radio 4 program In Touch has news, views and information for people who are blind or partially.

The RNIB also runs a radio station called RNIB Connect Radio.


National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI)

Fighting Blindness and Insight Counselling Service

Child Vision

National Rare Diseases Office

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