Displaying 21–30 of 39 research results
Aug 9, 2013 Science Education
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.
Jul 8, 2013 Science Education
Check out RetNet, the online catalogue of every known retinal degenerative disease gene.
Mar 15, 2013 Science Education
The information gleaned from ProgSTAR will be of enormous value in designing future clinical trials for Stargardt disease treatments.
Mar 8, 2013 Science Education
Feb 14, 2013 Science Education
The Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System was recently granted market approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which marks a significant milestone in the development of a therapy that has spanned more than 20 years.
Feb 13, 2013 Science Education
Even though the best retinal researchers still don’t understand the science completely, everyone can appreciate the basics, including how to keep their retinas as healthy as possible.
Jan 23, 2013 Science Education
In the not-too-distant future, researchers will be able to turn stem cells into new photoreceptors for people who have lost vision to a retinal disease. But they must also carefully harness their power to ensure positive consequences.
Jan 15, 2013 Science Education
Diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, cone-rod dystrophy and Stargardt disease cause scotomas, or blind spots, which often have devastating effects on central vision. They cause gaps in a person’s visual field, making it difficult to see words in a book, images on a computer monitor or TV and the features of someone’s face.
Jan 10, 2013 Science Education
For developers of treatments for rare diseases — including inherited retinal conditions — “orphan” status provides valuable benefits, such as tax incentives, access to special research grants and assistance with clinical trial design.
Jan 4, 2013 Science Education
Definitive diagnoses for inherited retinal diseases don’t always come easy, even for the patients of the most knowledgeable doctors.