Join us in the next international Aniridia Day on 21 June 2019!

The international Aniridia Day is a great opportunity to raise awareness on our rare condition, to share information and experiences, and to improve social inclusion and quality of life for people with aniridia. Learn more at the website and join the Aniridia Day Facebook Group Listen to the message by Pr. Dominique Brémond Gignac, chair …

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: …

Aniridia Europe is a partner in two European projects

Erasmus+ project Looking out for a school for all: early educational inclusion for students with low vision The project is focused on early educational inclusion for visually impaired children. It involves 6 partners from 3 different European countries. It is led by RedTree, a Spanish organisation that has a long experience in working with associations …

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 …

Focus on young people and families at Aniridi Danmark’s Activity Day, November 2018

Aniridi Danmark is currently working on expanding their group of members, with a special focus on attracting young people and families with the condition. According to this goal, an Activity Day was organized in November 2018, where the activities were adapted to this purpose. It was great to meet the three families who participated, as …

Aniridia in the Bulgarian Ophthalmology Conference, November 23-25th, 2018

The conference "Novelties in Ophthalmology 2018" was held in Riu Pravets, Bulgaria, on November 23-25th,2018. The main focus of this scientific professional forum was on "Cataracts". The topic was addressed in an innovative light, in all its various aspects: diagnosis, treatment, complications, prophylaxis and rehabilitation. Cataracts and glaucoma are common in most patients with aniridia, …