Yearly Archives: 2014

Floating surgical technique secures artificial iris

Artificial iris implantation may be a standalone procedure or combined with a procedure such as cataract surgery or corneal transplantation. http://www.healio.com/ophthalmology/cornea-external-disease/news/print/ocular-surgery-news/%7Bb5a3f19a-f30a-40ca-8909-92c7fa7945a4%7D/floating-surgical-technique-secures-artificial-iris Iris tissue loss due to trauma, iatrogenic cause, or congenital absence such as aniridia or coloboma can result in photophobia, loss of depth perception, contrast sensitivity degradation, glare, decreased visual acuity and multiplopia. In…

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A Father's Story

By DIANE TURNER-HURNS Journal & Topics Reporter http://www.journal-topics.com/news/article_b5a5157c-80bb-11e4-93a6-cb03d40a4df2.html Rosemont native Mark Pishotta just finished writing a book about his 10-year-old daughter Kadina who suffers from a rare disease. “I am determined to give a voice to my daughter with this book,” Pishotta said. “Through this book I explore her world. It serves as a therapeutic…

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Australian-first surgery lets woman see her love for the first time in 15 years

Click the link for the video and full story http://www.9news.com.au/health/2014/12/08/18/53/australian-first-surgery-lets-woman-see-her-love-for-the-first-time-in-15-years The sight of a 60-year-old woman has been restored thanks to Australian-first surgery at Sydney Eye Hospital, allowing Marie Robinson to see her partner clearly for the first time in more than a decade. Ms Robinson and Ray Kable are high school sweethearts who have…

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Riley, 11, takes on blindfold challenge to support younger sister

by Julie Tickner, Bradford Chief Reporter   A SCHOOL girl will spend a day blindfolded in support of her little sister who has a rare eye condition. Bookworm Riley Blissett is most worried about not being able to read during the 12-hour fundraiser and panicked when she lost her bearings during a practice run, but…

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Family gives back after support for vision-impaired toddler

http://www.qt.com.au/news/giving-back-after-support/2463524/ DESPITE her positive, bubbly nature, Redbank Plains toddler Paisley Mananu has by no means had an easy start to life. The two-year-old was born with aniridia and nystagmus – a genetic condition in which she suffers multiple vision problems. Fortunately, she and her family have been greatly assisted by not-for-profit organisation Vision Australia. Paisley’s…

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Iris Implant Surgery for Aniridia Patients

I was just checking up on recent news related to Aniridia and found this story regarding a surgical procedure to change the color of ones iris. This is the first time that I have heard of this procedure but the article references that it could be of benefit to Aniridia Patients. I am posting it…

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Launching of The Canadian Aniridia Network

I am please to announce that The Canadian Aniridia Network is now a foundation under the umbrella of the Community Foundation of Ottawa. This milestone gives us not only credibility but official capacity to raise funds as charitable entity. Also, we are now able to issue tax receipts Cheques for this tax year should be…

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Wynn Institute takes center stage at Indy 500

http://now.uiowa.edu/2014/05/wynn-institute-takes-center-stage-indy-500 By: Aaron Blau  |  2014.05.22  |  10:50 pm Indianapolis 500 Media Day took place on Thursday, May 22, with the majority of the drivers answering questions for over an hour at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Topics ranged from past experiences at “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” to the promising forecast for the rest of the week. Buddy Lazier,…

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