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Aug 4, 2015
A Surprising Number of Carrier Females are Affected by X-Linked Retinitis Pigmentosa
40 percent of genetically tested XLRP carriers showed a definitive abnormality in at least one of three visions tests.
Jul 28, 2015
First AMD Patient Receives Argus II Bionic Retina
A pioneering, 80-year-old named Ray Flynn is the first AMD patient to receive the Argus II, and he is already reporting that he can see things better in his garden.
Jul 16, 2015
Gene Therapy Strengthens the Retina's Connection to the Brain
What happens to the brain when the eye is enabled to see through gene therapy? Would the brain and eye restart their partnership? We now know the answer is yes.
Jun 27, 2015
VISIONS 2015 — Dr. José Sahel Receives Foundation's Most Prestigious Research Honor
For those of us supporting the drive for vision-saving treatments and cures, he’s exactly the type of person we want on our team.
Jun 26, 2015
VISIONS 2015 — Dr. Shannon Boye Receives FFB Award for Excellence in Gene-Therapy Research
Dr. Boye received the Foundation’s Board of Director’s Award, which was presented at VISIONS 2015, FFB’s annual conference, for achievements in retinal research.
May 19, 2015
ARVO 2015 Highlight: The National Eye Institute Invests $4 Million in Audacious-Goals Research
The mission of the program—to regenerate the neurons and neural connections in the eye and visual system—is synonymous with the Foundation’s mission to eradicate retinal diseases.
May 13, 2015
ARVO 2015 Highlight: New Research Boosts Prospects for Saving Vision with RdCVF
After years of refinement and testing in animal models, the emerging therapy is about a year and a half from moving into a clinical trial.
May 12, 2015
ARVO 2015 Highlight: A Cut-and-Paste Approach to Fixing Retinal-Disease Genes
One of the hot topics at ARVO this year is a rapidly advancing gene-therapy approach called clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats, or CRISPR.
Apr 15, 2015
An interview with Louis Posen, record label founder and retinitis pigmentosa patient.
Apr 14, 2015
Need-to-Know Information about Clinical Trials
A primer on what you can expect from clinical trials.