Aniridia Foundation International
Aniridia is a genetic eye condition that is present at birth (congenital) and is almost always bilateral. Aniridia literally means “without iris.” In most cases this is the most visible sign of the condition. However, aniridia is caused when the gene responiable for eye development – the PAX6 gene – does not function correctly. This causes the eye to stop developing too early and when the baby is born most of the eye is underdeveloped to some degree.
Eye Conditions and Syndromes, Support, Visual Impairment
Families with emotional support are more resilient. Learn how to establish emotional support with peers, professionals, and the community to help your family thrive.
Eye Conditions and Syndromes
When raising a child with anophthalmia, be patient, be kind to yourself, and take it one day at a time. Your child will fill your life with love!
Eye Conditions and Syndromes, Visual Impairment
Anophthalmia is a rare disorder that results in childhood blindness. Early intervention services are important to help your baby maximize their potential.