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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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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