can a child with Aniridia go to the Cinema? taking into account the dark room and flashing lights...

Zara - posted on 04/16/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My daughter has Aniridia, and i just wanted to know, will she feel pain when watching a film in a dark room.

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Brittany - posted on 04/18/2011

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It sounds like a pretty uncommon condition. Maybe look for a group that has something to do with conditions of the eye? My daughter has a pelvic kidney which isn't terribly uncommon but I joined a group for kidney conditions and I have yet to find anybody on here who has a child with the same condition. Good luck!

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Monica Ortiz De - posted on 12/07/2012

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Yes, of course. My daughter is therteen years old and she likes very much the cinema. She is blind but she enjoys with the dialogues. And always that she has a doubt answer me at the moment.

Janell - posted on 12/06/2012

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My son has Aniridia, and he has never complained about the lights at the movies bothering him. However, you can always bring sunglasses, just in case the screen light it too bright. There are times when my sons eyes are just extra sensitive when he wakes up in the morning, so he puts the shades on in the house. ...Hope that helps! Good Luck!

Rosann - posted on 12/06/2012

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Hi. My husband & our son have Aniridia. We've never had any problems with the cinema or the theatre.



If you'd like to talk to other parents of Aniridics you may want to check out https://www.facebook.com/groups/aniridicfamily/ - there are over 200 of us in the group from all over the globe.

Zara - posted on 04/17/2011

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Thank you. You are absolutely right, and I will ask her consultant. When we see him, in about three months time. But I just thought I’d get a quick answer from someone who is older and who has Aniridia.

Firebird - posted on 04/16/2011

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Ask your doctor, you'll get the best advice from someone who understands the condition.

Brittany - posted on 04/16/2011

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I had never heard of Aniridia until this post so I thank you for opening my eyes to a new condition I never knew about.
Secondly, from what I've read having Aniridia is like sitting in a dark movie theater and going out into the afternoon sunshine afterwards. I know from experience, as I'm sure you do, that is quite painful until your eyes adjust.
I feel like if my child had Aniridia I would be weary of movie theaters. Unless my child's doctor gave the ok. I do not have any experience in this matter though, but bottom line, I would say talk to your child's doctor and see what they think.

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