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Oct 10, 2014
Genetics 101: How Some Retinal Diseases are Inherited
To understand heredity, you have to know a little about genetics. Below is a review of the three major genetic-disease inheritance patterns.
Sep 10, 2014
Ready for the Spotlight: Rebecca Alexander Shares Her Story of Living with Usher Syndrome
“…the best thing is to reach out and network, and access all the resources. The more invested you are in what’s out there, the more you get back.”
Sep 8, 2014
Fascinating Facts About Retinal Cells
The retina is like a multi-layer cake, with each layer comprised of different types of cells, all playing important roles in retinal health and vision.
Aug 7, 2014
Inspired by Progress in Usher Syndrome Research
Mark Pennesi, M.D., Ph.D., a Foundation-funded clinical researcher at the Casey Eye Institute, discusses the first human study of gene therapy for Usher syndrome type 1B.
Aug 1, 2014
How Evolution is Leading to Gene Therapies for More Retinal Diseases
An innovative genetic-engineering approach called “directed evolution” to find optimal gene-delivery systems based on adeno-associated viruses (AAVs).
Jul 18, 2014
Despite Blindness, the Peaches are Sweet in Paran
The story of vision loss in a Peruvian village
Jun 26, 2014
Lighting a Candle: The Author of a New Memoir Shares the Highs and Lows of Vision Loss
Nicole Simpson, author of “Now I See You,” shares her experience with retinitis pigmentosa.
Jun 21, 2014
VISIONS 2014 — The Multi-Talented Dr. Shannon Boye
Dr. Boye and her research team received a $900,000 grant for a gene therapy project targeting Leber congenital amaurosis.
Jun 21, 2014
VISIONS 2014 — My Retina Tracker: Track Your Vision and Drive the Research
The powerful and secure system enables patients to keep track of their clinical care and vision changes. At the same time, it enables scientists to search the “de-identified” (i.e., anonymous) patient information to study conditions and identify targets for treatments, preventions and cures.
May 8, 2014
ARVO 2014: European Collaboration Developing Cross-Cutting, Vision-Saving Therapies
Simply put, they’re creating therapies that can save vision in as many people as possible, independent of the genetic cause of disease.