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Nov 6, 2012 Science Education
Thanks to recent advances in stem cell research, we are getting closer to replacing cells in the retina lost to diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration.
Nov 2, 2012 Science Education
Scientists have found a way to take a small skin or blood sample from a patient, turn back the clock on those sample cells so they become stem cells, and then coax them forward to become photoreceptors, or any other cell type in the body.
Oct 15, 2012 Eye On the Cure Research News
The 2012 Nobel Medicine prize winners are having an enormous impact on sight-saving retinal research.
Jul 27, 2012 Science Education
Great progress is being made in identifying targets for therapies, including using the body’s own protective systems to keep the photoreceptors alive.
Jul 17, 2012 Eye On the Cure Research News
Known as the implantable miniature telescope (IMT), the device is surgically placed in the eye, where it focuses images onto the area of the patient’s retina that is still functional.
Jun 19, 2012 Eye On the Cure Research News
How do you know if a treatment is legit? There should be preclinical and clinical trial data published in a peer-reviewed journal on research for the treatment.
Jun 12, 2012 Science Education
How therapies will likely be used synergistically in the future.
May 30, 2012 Beacon Stories
Brooke James has had more than a glimpse of what it means to be blind in certain parts of the world. And she can assure you, it’s scary.
May 3, 2012 Science Education
While it may not seem obvious, the FDA ultimately drives everything — the researchers and the money. That’s because without FDA approval, you have no treatment, even if you have great research and adequate funding.
Apr 12, 2012 Beacon Stories
The parents of young children affected by retinal diseases walk a fine line – between making the best of a trying situation and preparing for the worst.