Displaying 271–280 of 285 research results
Nov 29, 2012
Research has suggested that DHA in your diet is good for preventing and treating cardiovascular diseases, neurological conditions, depression and a slew of other conditions and maladies, including those that affect the retina.
Nov 6, 2012
Thanks to recent advances in stem cell research, we are getting closer to replacing cells in the retina lost to diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration.
Nov 2, 2012
Turning Stem Cells Into "Super" Models
Scientists have found a way to take a small skin or blood sample from a patient, turn back the clock on those sample cells so they become stem cells, and then coax them forward to become photoreceptors, or any other cell type in the body.
Oct 15, 2012
Nobel Prize Winners Have Big Impact on Emerging Retinal Treatments
The 2012 Nobel Medicine prize winners are having an enormous impact on sight-saving retinal research.
Jul 27, 2012
Tempering the Immune System to Save Vision
Great progress is being made in identifying targets for therapies, including using the body’s own protective systems to keep the photoreceptors alive.
Jul 17, 2012
Tiny Implantable Telescope Can Restore Some Central Vision in AMD
Known as the implantable miniature telescope (IMT), the device is surgically placed in the eye, where it focuses images onto the area of the patient’s retina that is still functional.
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.
Jun 12, 2012
Could Combining Future Treatments Be an Option?
How therapies will likely be used synergistically in the future.
May 3, 2012
The FDA's Indispensible Role (a guest blog from Dr. Patricia Zilliox)
While it may not seem obvious, the FDA ultimately drives everything — the researchers and the money. That’s because without FDA approval, you have no treatment, even if you have great research and adequate funding.
Apr 11, 2012
There's More Than One Way to Correct a Genetic Defect
A quick primer on genes and their critical role in building proteins.