One in a hundred thousand. That's the number of people born with aniridia in the world. This disease consists of total or partial lack of the iris of the eyepiece, which produces high photophobia (intolerance to light). For this reason, those who suffer from it must protect their eyes with sunglasses whenever they go out .
Some patients who suffer from it combine aniridia with other ocular conditions such as Wilms' tumor, malformations in the genital and urinary systems, or intellectual developmental delays. The set of these pathologies gives rise to the WAGR Syndrome.
In addition, throughout their lives, people who face this pathology develop different eye disorders (cataracts, glaucoma, corneal degeneration, among many others) that weaken their visual capacity.
World Aniridia Day: be aware!
Today, June 21, is World Aniridia Day. At
Aniridia Europe and Aniridia UK have launched a great initiative to raise awareness in society about this pathology. Do you want to know what you have to do to participate? Too easy! Simply take a picture of yourself with your sunglasses -an essential element in the daily life of a patient with this disease- and upload it to your social networks with the hashtag #AniridiaDay. If you feel like it, you can include some motivating and positive phrase.
The Indian Face we join the cause.
During today (or whenever you want) you can show your support with a very simple action, simply upload a photo of yourself or whoever you want to your social networks with sunglasses on (the more fun the photo is, , more smiles will wake up) using the hashtag #ANIRIDIA and #ANIRIDIADAY and if you also use #
It is very very easy to participate, WOULD YOU SIGN UP?