Aniridia - Meeting with Scientific Symposium and German Patients Meeting in Homburg/Saar 01.06.2013 - 02.06.2013


    Eye Hospital for Ophtalmology of the University Hospital Saarland, Homburg/Saar
    AWS Aniridie-WAGR Selbsthilfe e.V.
    Aniridia Europe


  •     Denice Toews-Henning (Chairman AWS e.V.)
  •     Prof.Dr.Barbara Kaesmann-Kellner (Paediatric Ophtalmology & Low Vision, UKS)

- Clinic of aniridia, simple and complicated histories and their non-operative treatment

- Genetics of aniridia / Recent studies on Aniridia

- Operations on drooping eyelid (ptosis) with aniridia

-Strabismus surgery and surgery to soothing nystagmus in aniridia.

  •     Prof.Dr. Berthold Seitz Director of the Clinic, President of the German Society of Ophtalmology

The surgical treatment options with aniridia

- glaucoma surgery

- cataract surgery (removal of the opaque lens of the eye)

- operation posibilities in corneal scarring and corneal opacities

  • Gabriele Feigl Leader of BBS Nuernberg (Institute for blind and visual impaired People)

Fundamentals an Opportunities of Sight Training.

  •     President of Aniridia Europe Rosa Sanches De Vega

Brief Introduction "Aniridia Europe": Information about the work of Aniridia Europe.

All members of the organization Aniridia Europe (10 countries) shared their experiences and spoke about the problems and ways to improve the work of the organization. The next meeting will be held in September 2014 in Venice / Italy.