Displaying 251–260 of 292 research results
Jan 29, 2014
The Power of Suggestion — Challenges of the Placebo Effect
Even in a well-designed clinical trial, the placebo effect can rear its head.
Jan 22, 2014
Choroideremia Gene Therapy Improves Vision in Human Study
Researchers were able to improve vision in five of six people with choroideremia participating in a clinical trial.
Dec 31, 2013
Nouvelle Lumière: French Bionic Retina in a Human Study
The French retinal implant developer Pixium quietly launched a clinical trial for its Intelligent Retinal Implant System 1 (IRIS1) in France, Austria and Germany.
Nov 5, 2013
Is Acupuncture a Beneficial Treatment for Retinitis Pigmentosa?
Acupuncture definitely has potential benefits, and the breadth of those is being aggressively explored.
Oct 30, 2013
Urine Test Helps Diagnose RP Caused by DHDDS Mutations
While it isn’t a substitute for a diagnosis through genetic testing, the urine test can verify that a given DHDDS mutation is, in fact, causing RP.
Oct 23, 2013
What exactly is gene therapy, and how does it work?
Sep 26, 2013
New Imaging Technique May Be Game-Changer for RP Clinical Trials
Known as EZ Width, it holds potential for reducing the time, cost and number of patients needed to determine if a therapy is working in a clinical trial.
Aug 29, 2013
The Pseudofovea: How the Retina Adapts to Central Vision Loss
How the Retina Adapts to Central Vision Loss
Aug 22, 2013
The Invaluable Role of the Retinal Specialist
Until therapies become readily available, it’s important for patients and families to establish an ongoing relationship with a retinal specialist familiar with retinal degenerations.
Aug 9, 2013
When a Condition is More than a Retinal Disease
The Foundation Fighting Blindness is, of course, all about finding treatments and cures for retinal degenerative diseases. However, we are well aware that many of our constituents and their families are dealing with more than just vision loss. That’s because genetic defects causing retinal conditions can sometimes affect other parts of the body. The result is conditions often referred to as syndromes.