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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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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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