5th European Aniridia Conference 2021 – Info and call for ideas

The next European Aniridia Conference will be held online and perhaps in London too, 30 July to 1 August 2021. Make a note in your calendar now and pass this invitation on to anyone who might be interested The event is aimed at professionals, patients and parents. As in the past, it will share scientific …

Gene.Vision website about aniridia launched in UK

Medical information about aniridia, written for both patients and doctors, is now available on a new website by Moorfields Eye Hospital.Gene.Vision contains in-depth, but easy to read, details about aniridia for patients and their families. It also lists current research and clinical trials in to treatments.Alongside is scientific content aimed at clinicians and other professionals …

The brochure “Congenital Aniridia and Related Syndromes” published in Russia

The Russian Aniridia Centre has developed and published the brochure Congenital aniridia and related syndromes. Treatment and prevention. It includes data from geneticists, ophthalmologists, neurologists, neuro-psychologists, endocrinologists, nephrologists, vaccine specialists, special needs therapists about this condition, as well as recommendations about the treatment and prevention of aniridia associated disorders.This brochure is directed to those who …

Nordic aniridia conference, 7-9 June 2019 in Hurdal near Oslo, Norway

On 7 to 9 June 2019 a Nordic meeting for aniridia patients and experts will be held in Hurdal near Oslo, Norway. The meeting is a result of a collaboration between Aniridia associations in Sweden, Norway and Denmark as well as Linköpings University Hospital in Sweden. At the meeting, a number of experts and practitioners …

French guidelines for congenital aniridia published, April 2019

The French National Protocol of diagnosis and care of aniridia (PNDS - protocole national de diagnostic et de soins) is now available at: https://www.has-sante.fr/portail/jcms/c_2963463/fr/aniridieIt has been developed by OPHTARA - Centre of Reference for Rare Eye Diseases, under the direction of Professor Dominique Brémond-Gignac (AP-HP, Ophtalmologie pédiatrique, Hôpital Universitaire Necker Enfants Malades), who also chairs …

Aniridia Centre opened in Moscow, Russia, February 2019

A centre of expertise is now available for aniridia patients in Moscow, Russia, at the National Medical Research Center for Children's Health (an autonomous institution of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation). In this centre, patients with aniridia, both children and adults, will meet experienced professionals and receive a full eye examination, as …

Symposium on rare eye diseases and on aniridia, Venice (Italy), February 21th, 2019

A symposium focused on the rare diseases of the ocular surface and on aniridia in particular was held in Mestre (Venice), in the framework of the 23rd National Congress of the Italian Society of Cornea Transplant and Ocular Surface (S.I.T.R.A.C.). The symposium is organised in collaboration with the Veneto Eye Bank and Aniridia Italy. Programme: …

GENIRIS and AFM TELETHON support research on aniridia

In 2018 and 2019, GENIRIS and AFM TELETHON have decided to support with 85 000 euros Pr Aberdam project on aniridia «MODELING OF HUMAN ANIRIDIA AND GENE THERAPY APPROACHES ». His group has designed an unique cellular model that recapitulates in vitro ARK. By the use of Crisp/Cas9 technology, a nonsense mutation found in aniridia …