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08.05.2017

British Man Becomes First Ever To Undergo Retinitis Pigmentosa DNA Re-Coding Therapy

One blind Briton has become the first patient in the world to undergo a DNA modification therapy for retinitis pigmentosa. This experimental treatment, which took place at the Oxford Eye Hospital, was designed to treat the x-linked genetic eye disorder that often causes blindness in younger... Read more


03.05.2017

Oxford Involved In Revolutionary Gene Therapy For Serious Eye Disease

Researchers at Oxford University are very excited about a new gene therapy targeting retinitis pigmentosa. Over the next few months, British doctors hope to test out this new treatment method on up to 30 patients from the UK.

Oxford researchers involved in this study first tested out their... Read more


27.04.2017

Red Colour Channel Eye Scans Can Help Detect Diabetes-Related Eye Diseases

Eye doctors might be able to better detect diabetic eye diseases in minority patients by separating out red colour channels in eye scans. That's according to a brand new study published by the American Academy of Optometry.

Mastour A. Alhamami, a professor at Indiana University School of... Read more


12.04.2017

Researchers At Hokkaido University Develop New RNAi Treatment Strategy

Japanese researchers believe they've come up with an RNA interference (RNAi) therapy that could change how doctors deal with eye inflammation that results from vascular eye diseases. Although this therapy hasn't been... Read more


04.04.2017

U.K. Researchers Develop 3D Stem Cell Eye To Combat Ocular Maldevelopment

One U.K.-based ophthalmologist team just received a major grant to study the genetic causes of underdeveloped eyes in children.

Dr. Mariya Moosajee, who works at London's Moorfields Eye Hospital, will serve as the head researcher on this project.... Read more


28.03.2017

New Drug Offers Hope For Diabetic Retinopathy Patients

One of the most serious complications from diabetes is called diabetic retinopathy. This disease, which causes damage to retinal blood vessels due to high blood sugar, can lead to blindness if... Read more


27.03.2017

Florida Researchers Better Understand The Key Role α2δ4 Plays In Eye Health

Although doctors have known about the existence of protein α2δ4 for years, it's only now that eye doctors are getting seriously interested in exploring α2δ4's potential in eye care treatment. The renewed interest in this protein is mainly due to recent research conducted at Read more


24.03.2017

Tennessee Researchers Examine Eyes Of Zebrafish To Combat Retina-Related Diseases

One fish could hold the key to helping millions of patients with potentially blinding eye conditions around the world. The fish in question is called a zebrafish, and it's thanks to the researchers at Nashville's Vanderbilt University that eye doctors are hopeful they can soon find a cure for... Read more


21.03.2017

Contact Lens Material Used In New Arthritis Implant

A brand new synthetic cartilage implant is offering hope to millions of American arthritis patients. Interestingly, this implant is made out of the same exact material most contact lenses are made of.

As of today,... Read more


21.03.2017

Boston Researchers Critique The Use Of Anti-TGF-β In Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment

American researchers are now warning doctors who continue to use anti-TGF-β therapies as a part of their treatment strategy for diabetic retinopathy patients. Rather than cure patients of their disease, new lab tests show that anti-TGF-β therapies can do extreme damage to a diabetic's... Read more


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