Research study: Is the eye a window to the brain for Sanfilippo?

05 Jun 2019

A research study is being conducted by the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, University of Adelaide and the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide.

It is supported by a research grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia. The study will evaluate whether high resolution photographs of the eye provide a non-invasive way to determine how the disease is affecting the brain in Sanfilippo Syndrome and to predict the rate of symptom onset.

Obtaining accurate information about how fast the brain disease is progressing is important for making decisions about when to start treatment. We are currently unable to predict the course of disease in patients.

All children with Sanfilippo Syndrome Types A or B are eligible to participate. If you would like to find out more about this study and what is involved, please contact:

Dr. David Ketteridge
Metabolic Physician
Tel: (08) 8161 7295
(9.00 am – 5.00 pm Monday - Friday)