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Jun 19, 2012
Have I Got a Cure for You! Debunking an Alleged Treatment on the Internet
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.
May 30, 2012
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.
Apr 12, 2012
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.
Mar 19, 2012
When it comes to describing Eric Fulton, “gregarious” is a more-than-appropriate adjective for the husband and father of two who, fittingly, is also communications manager at the Bethesda-based Clark Construction Group. “It comes naturally to me,” he says of his ability to mix it up with people. “The cause makes it easier. But, otherwise, I’m pretty outgoing; I like to talk to people. It’s what I do.”
Oct 4, 2011
Gene Therapy Revives Cones Long After They Stop Working
A Foundation-funded research group is developing a gene therapy that revives degenerating cones, enabling them to regain their ability to respond to light and provide vision.
Apr 4, 2011
Researchers Take another Critical Step toward Using Skin Cells to Treat Retinal Disease
A research team funded by the Foundation Fighting Blindness used an innovative repair technique to correct the disease-causing genetic defect in stem cells derived from a person’s skin — stem cells that hold the potential to treat their retinal degenerative condition.
Jan 26, 2011
Acucela Initiates Phase 2a Study of Emixustat Hydrochloride Addressing Patients with Stargardt Disease
The study is designed to evaluate the pharmacodynamics, safety and tolerability of emixustat in subjects with macular atrophy secondary to Stargardt disease.
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