What is aniridia?
Aniridia is an eye disease that is characterised by the total or partial loss of the iris, the contractile ring surrounding the pupil that gives our eyes their colour, as well as controlling the amount of light that enters the eyeball.
Although it can be an acquired disorder following an accident or other causes, it is generally a congenital disease that affects 1 in every 80,000 newborns. It is therefore considered “rare” or minority.
As well as a missing or rudimentary iris that has not fully developed, this eye disease also affects other parts of the eye in 90% of the cases, causing different vision problems through life.