Breakthrough Macular Degeneration research announced

Researchers at the University of California – Berkeley have found a way to treat eye diseases such as macular degeneration by turning ganglion cells into cells that can sense light. Many degenerative eye diseases are caused by photoreceptors that no longer work correctly. This new technique eliminates the need for photoreceptor cells. Using an inactivated […]

Gene therapy used to treat AMD

A surgeon at the John Radcliffe Hospital in the UK successfully injected a synthetic gene into a patient’s eye in the hope of stopping the progression of age-related macular degeneration. The patient, Janet Osborne, is the first person to receive the gene therapy in the trial that is being conducted at the John Radcliffe Hospital […]

Gene therapy dramatically improves vision in Philadelphia study

Researchers at the Philadelphia Children’s Hospital and the University of Philadelphia have reported that three patients who underwent gene therapy have seen a dramatic improvement in their vision.

Gene Therapy Demonstrates Potential in AMD

Gene Therapy Demonstrates Potential in Age-Related Macular Degeneration.

Glaucoma gene identified!

Researchers have identified a new candidate gene for the most prevalent form of glaucoma known as primary open angle glaucoma (POAG).

Gene linked to myopia discovered

Researchers have identified a gene linked to myopia in Caucasian people from varying regions of the world.

Alternative to Using Viruses for Gene Therapy Breakthrough!

A new technique of non-viral gene therapy can delay the onset of retinal degeneration of the eye and preserve vision.

Gene therapy study shows promise for Retinitis pigmentosa

A study published in the April 2010 issue of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Journal details the results of using nucleic acid nanoparticles to restore the vision in mice.