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Promising gene therapy for 'day blind' sheep now safe for clinical trials in human patients

Promising gene therapy for 'day blind' sheep now safe for clinical trials in human patients

Study: aPKC inhibitors may provide new therapeutic option for blinding eye diseases

Study: aPKC inhibitors may provide new therapeutic option for blinding eye diseases

Gene therapy for rare genetic blindness wins prestigious Champalimaud Vision award

Gene therapy for rare genetic blindness wins prestigious Champalimaud Vision award

Brain’s attention network plays key role in vision restoration after stroke, trauma

Brain’s attention network plays key role in vision restoration after stroke, trauma

Millions of people do not receive NHS Health Check that helps spot diabetes

Millions of people do not receive NHS Health Check that helps spot diabetes

EC grants marketing authorization for ONPATTRO (patisiran) in Europe

EC grants marketing authorization for ONPATTRO (patisiran) in Europe

New system that uses AI accurately detects patients with diabetic retinopathy

New system that uses AI accurately detects patients with diabetic retinopathy

Ocular Syphilis study finds increasing numbers of people at risk for permanent vision damage

Ocular Syphilis study finds increasing numbers of people at risk for permanent vision damage

Scientists develop urine diagnostic to detect parasitic worms that cause river blindness

Scientists develop urine diagnostic to detect parasitic worms that cause river blindness

Hand-held ophthalmology probe can image photoreceptors in the eyes of infants

Hand-held ophthalmology probe can image photoreceptors in the eyes of infants

Eye exam may one day help screen patients for Alzheimer's disease

Eye exam may one day help screen patients for Alzheimer's disease

Less-invasive options are slowing disease progression in glaucoma patients

Less-invasive options are slowing disease progression in glaucoma patients

Study shows efficacy, safety of AAV5-based gene therapy to treat sheep model of achromatopsia

Study shows efficacy, safety of AAV5-based gene therapy to treat sheep model of achromatopsia

Scientists reverse congenital blindness in mouse model

Scientists reverse congenital blindness in mouse model

Researchers focus on uncoupling obesity from diabetes

Researchers focus on uncoupling obesity from diabetes

Autoimmune response drives neurodegeneration in glaucoma

Autoimmune response drives neurodegeneration in glaucoma

Autoimmune response contributes to vision loss in glaucoma patients

Autoimmune response contributes to vision loss in glaucoma patients

Glaucoma could be an autoimmune disorder, study suggests

Glaucoma could be an autoimmune disorder, study suggests

Blue light from smart phones and digital devices could raise risk of blindness

Blue light from smart phones and digital devices could raise risk of blindness

Glaucoma Research Foundation-funded research makes breakthrough in treatment of glaucoma

Glaucoma Research Foundation-funded research makes breakthrough in treatment of glaucoma