The third international aniridia conference will be organized in Duisburg, Germany from August 26th till August 28th, 2016.
Pieter De Backer created in his master thesis at Ghent University (UGent) a proof-of-concept prototype of a contact lens featuring an artificial iris that can dynamically open and close similarly as a real iris. His dissertation was nominated for the “Vlaamse Scriptieprijs”.
The University of Antwerp (UA) and the Catholic University Leuven (KUL) are developing a technique for 3D printing corneas, the transparant tissue at the front of the eye. This research strengthens the pioneering role of Flanders in 3D printing human tissues.
The second Aniridia Belgium meeting was held on Saturday, July 4th in the University Hospital Antwerp (UZA). The presentations are now online available.
The federal government is working on a statute for the chronically ill. This could also be interesting for aniridia patients, since also rare diseases are mentioned.
The second international aniridia conference will be organized in Venice, Italy on 19 and 20 September 2014.
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We, Joeri and Didier (both also aniridia patients), took the initiative to initially bring as many as possible aniridia patients and their relatives in Belgium together.