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Stem Cells
Stem Cell Therapy for Vision Loss

This story is designed to help you find an answer to the question: will a stem cell therapy work for me? To get an answer, we suggest that you pay attention to three…

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When it comes to innovative therapies for treating eye diseases no approach has gained more attention than gene therapy. And rightfully so. The first gene therapy for any eye disease (Luxturna®) was…

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Argus II
The Bionic Eye

What is a retinal prosthesis? A retinal prosthesis is a non-living electronic substitute for the retina. Popular and brand names for retinal prostheses are the Bionic Eye and the Argus II. The…

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Neuron Connecting
Stem Cell Transplantation as a Therapy for Vision Loss

What is the purpose of transplanting retinal cells? The goal of transplant therapies is to save and restore vision by replacing damaged cells in the retina with new, healthy cells. Currently researchers…

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Stem Cells
Stem Cell Tourism

How to Protect Your Eyes from Dangerous Charlatans As the race to restore sight speeds up, there are some unfortunate side effects, including direct-to-consumer marketing by dangerous, unapproved stem cell clinics. Experts…

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Patient Registry
Patient Registry for Inherited Retinal Diseases

What is the Patient Registry? The Patient Registry is a secure medical database that was designed to connect people living with inherited retinal diseases (IRDs), such as retinitis pigmentosa, Stargardt disease, Usher…

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Genetic Testing
Genetic Testing for Inherited Retinal Diseases

Background Did you know that two people who are living with the “same” diagnosis, such as retinitis pigmentosa (RP), may have different mutations in the same gene or even different mutations in…

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Five Most Frequently-Asked Vision Science Questions

When can I expect a cure for my eye disease? Let’s start with the big one. As anyone affected by vision loss knows, this is the question. While it would be irresponsible…

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Everything You Need To Know About Clinical Trials

What is a clinical trial? Clinical trials are experiments that test whether a new intervention, such as a drug, gene therapy, or surgery, will work in people. The main goal of a…

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