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Nov 2, 2016
To Treat an Inherited Retinal Disease, It's Good to Know Exactly What's Wrong with the Gene
Identifying mutations cannot only help deliver a prognosis for a patient, it can direct them to clinical trials for therapies to save their vision.
Oct 18, 2016
Building a Wiring Diagram for the Retina to Help Researchers Save and Restore Vision
Understanding the pathways of the retinal neural network — and how they are rewired with aging and disease — is helpful in trying to save and restore vision.
Oct 11, 2016
Nobel-Prize-Winning Stem-Cell Researcher Delivers Keynote at FFB-Funded Conference in Kyoto
Dr. Shinya Yamanka discussed his early clinical trial for iPSC-derived retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells for a 78-year-old woman with advanced wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Oct 6, 2016
Embrace Your Exceptions: A Mantra for Understanding Retinal-Disease Inheritance
The complex and elusive nature of these conditions can also extend to the way they are passed down in families, making diagnosis and prognosis quite challenging.
Sep 6, 2016
Researchers Identify Canine Model of LCA (NPHP5) — Pursue Gene Therapy
The investigators found that in canines, the retinal degeneration is remarkably similar to that in humans with NPHP5 mutations.
Aug 18, 2016
Optogenetic Therapy Takes First Step Forward in Clinical Trial
RetroSense’s optogenetic therapy is designed to restore vision to people who are completely blind from retinal degenerative diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa by bestowing light sensitivity to retinal ganglion cells, which survive after photoreceptors, the cells that make vision possible, are lost.
Aug 2, 2016
Pixium Vision Reports Progress in Development of Two Advanced Bionic Retina Systems
Both approaches show strong, near-term potential for providing meaningful vision to people who are otherwise blind from retinal diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Jul 29, 2016
Artist with Usher Syndrome Excited to Register on My Retina Tracker to Drive Retinal Research
Artist Dana Simon describes her experience with My Retina Tracker, a free and secure online registry for people with inherited retinal diseases.
Jul 21, 2016
Stem-Cell Therapy for Retinitis Pigmentosa Safe Thus Far in Early Human Study
The trial is one of the first-ever for a stem-cell-derived therapy for RP.
Jul 1, 2016
VISIONS 2016 — Dr. Shomi Bhattacharya Wins FFB Award for Gaining an Understanding of Variations in Vision Loss
At VISIONS 2016, FFB’s national conference, the Foundation honored him with its Ed Gollob Board of Directors Award for breakthrough research conducted within the past year.