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Recent Developments in Scientific and Clinical Research
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The aim of this book is to highlight the latest findings in Aniridia research. Aniridia, meaning “without iris”, is a rare genetic disorder affecting vision, characterized by the incomplete formation of the iris (the coloured part of the eye that surrounds the black pupil). It may also cause other segments of the eye to be under-developed such as the optic nerve and the macula (the central part of the retina). Aniridia and associated conditions affect individuals differently. So while some affected people are partially sighted or blind, others may have near normal sight. Aniridia is congenital (present at birth) and is caused by a dysfunction of the PAX6 gene, situated on the 11th chromosome that causes the premature cessation of eye development. Aniridia affects between 1:40,000 to 1:100,000 people, and affects males and females equally. People with Aniridia may also experience secondary conditions such as Photophobia, Nystagmus, Glaucoma, Cataracts and Keratopathy.  


Feature:

Current Research Dedicated To The Ocular Defects Of Aniridia

Latest Surgical Approaches

Special Attention To Pediatric Patients


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​ The aim of this book is to highlight the latest findings in Aniridia research. Aniridia, meaning “without iris”, is a rare genetic disorder affecting vision, characterized by the incomplete formation of the iris (the coloured part of the eye that surrounds the black pupil). It may also cause other segments of the eye to be under-developed such as the optic nerve and the macula (the central part of the retina). Aniridia and associated conditions affect individuals differently. So while some affected people are partially sighted or blind, others may have near normal sight. Aniridia is congenital (present at birth) and is caused by a dysfunction of the PAX6 gene, situated on the 11th chromosome that causes the premature cessation of eye development. Aniridia affects between 1:40,000 to 1:100,000 people, and affects males and females equally. People with Aniridia may also experience secondary conditions such as Photophobia, Nystagmus, Glaucoma, Cataracts and Keratopathy.


Contents:

Preface               

What is Aniridia: Epidemiology, clinical features and genetic implications
Giuseppe Damante and Angela Valentina D’Elia Introduction

Optical Coherence Tomography imaging in patients with PAX6 mutations
Mervyn G Thomas and Irene Gottlob


Aniridic Glaucoma: Diagnosis and Treatment
Marchini G, Toscani M, Vizzari G

Management of Glaucoma in Congenital Aniridia
Peter A.  Netland

Clinical and surgical management of cataract in congenital aniridia
Dominique Brémond-Gignac

The ocular surface in aniridia
Paolo Rama, Maurizia Viganò,  and Karl Anders Knutsson

Aniridic Keratopathy: Conservative approaches
Dr. Santiago López García-Dra Isabel García Lozano

Lamellar and penetrating keratoplasty in congenital aniridia
Sandra Planella, María Fideliz de la Paz, Juan Alvarez de Toledo

Boston KPRoType I as a viable alternative to visual rehabilitation in aniridia patients: advances and limitations
Samantha Williamson, Kimberly Hsu, Jose de la Cruz

Cell therapy for regeneration of the corneal epithelium aniridic patients
JT Daniels, SJ Tuft and AJ Shortt

Strategies for success in limbal allograft transplantation for aniridia
Omar Hassan and Ali R Djalilian

The paediatric patient: identifying congenital aniridia as soon as possibleElena Piozzi and Davide Allegrini

Early diagnosis: the key roles of neonatologists, paediatricians and paediatric ophthalmologists
Kristina Tornqvist

Aniridia guides and aniridia-syndrome (Pax6-Syndrome)
Barbara Käsmann-Kellner, Arne Viestenz, Berthold Seitz

Assessing the visual function in congenital aniridia and following the child during daily life
Luisa Pinello

Children with aniridia and healthcare systems: from needs assessment to a comprehensive programme of care and assistance
Mazzucato M, Manea S, Minichiello C, Bua M, De Lorenzi M, Facchin P

European/international guidelines on Aniridia: the patients’ point of view
Barbara Poli, Rosa Sanchez de Vega, Corrado Teofili

What to do when diagnosed with Aniridia: the role of patients´ associations
Jill A Nerby

Conclusions and future perspectives
Tor Paaske Utheim

Index


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9783319197791
Publisher: Springer (Springer International Publishing)
Publication date: September, 2015
Pages: 200

Subcategories: General Issues, Ophthalmology and Optometry