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Surfers With Aniridia Catch Waves

Students, including Nadira Calderon who has aniridia, of the Braille Institute of Los Angeles learn to surf at local Manhattan Beach, though a partnership with Learn to Surf LA. These students are defying the odds of what’s possible with vision…

12-year-old Belmont swimmer is heading to the Paralympic trials

Madeleine Babcock is a fearless, champion swimmer with aniridia and glaucoma, vying for a chance to compete in the Rio Olympic games. At just 12, she is aiming for a spot on the US Paralympic Team. Click here to read more
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eSight Technology Helps Those with Aniridia See

For the first time, a 12-year-old girl who is legally blind due to aniridia, was able to see clearly with the help of the breakthrough eSight technology. Normally unable to see across a room, she experienced 20/20 vision for the first time using…

A Mother’s Experience with Aniridia

This story, published in Redbook, details a mother’s personal experience in coping with her son’s diagnosis of aniridia upon birth. She chose a perspective of positivity in facing the challenges ahead and hopes others will be inspired by…

Determination Despite Aniridia

A lifelong aniridia diagnosis causing partial blindness has not stopped high school senior Nicholas Rollins from achieving wins in wrestling at the state and sectional levels. His drive and determination are unstoppable, as he fights in the…

Sightsavers is Helping Blind, Underprivileged Children See

That life-changing moment, of suddenly being able to see for the first time has recently been experienced by blind children in Uganda due to ground-breaking technology being introduced Sightsavers, a British charity working to eliminate blindness…

Aniridia Only Drives This Football Player’s Determination Further

Named MVP during his second season, Ross Palmer has earned respect and admiration for his sacking skills despite being legally blind. Visually impaired due to aniridia, this youth football player is plowing through the game, and life! Click…
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Implant Surgery Helps Those With Aniridia and Related Vision Problems

A recent medical development for the treatment of aniridia, and other related vision impairment problems, such as glaucoma, lens coloboma, and cataracts has been found in surgery involving the implantation of rings into the capsular bag of the…