Retinal Degeneration News and Research

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Retinal tissue may degenerate for a number of reasons. Among them are: artery or vein occlusion, diabetic retinopathy, R.L.F./R.O.P. or disease (usually hereditary). Retinitis pigmentosa, retinoschisis, lattic degeneration, and macular degeneration are characterized by progressive types of retinal degeneration.
Complement system shown to remove dead cells in retinitis pigmentosa, contradicting previous research

Complement system shown to remove dead cells in retinitis pigmentosa, contradicting previous research

Study suggests therapeutic solutions for pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration

Study suggests therapeutic solutions for pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration

Eye research charity funds development of ‘organ-on-a-chip’ to fight glaucoma

Eye research charity funds development of ‘organ-on-a-chip’ to fight glaucoma

Promising gene therapy could restore vision in humans

Promising gene therapy could restore vision in humans

New therapy could help prolong useful vision and delay total blindness

New therapy could help prolong useful vision and delay total blindness

Study finds out similarity in function between healthy retina cell and tumor cell

Study finds out similarity in function between healthy retina cell and tumor cell

NIH grants awarded to Nanoscope to recruit talent and develop optogenetic delivery platforms

NIH grants awarded to Nanoscope to recruit talent and develop optogenetic delivery platforms

Defective molecular master switch could lead to age-related macular degeneration

Defective molecular master switch could lead to age-related macular degeneration

Calcified nodules in the retina increase risk for progression to late stages of AMD

Calcified nodules in the retina increase risk for progression to late stages of AMD

New form of therapy may stop or reverse progressive vision loss

New form of therapy may stop or reverse progressive vision loss

Retinal sheet transplants restore vision in blind rats

Retinal sheet transplants restore vision in blind rats

Glaucoma could be an autoimmune disorder, study suggests

Glaucoma could be an autoimmune disorder, study suggests

Progesterone and lipoic acid combination ameliorates death of photoreceptors in the retina

Progesterone and lipoic acid combination ameliorates death of photoreceptors in the retina

OHSU researchers discover disease in monkeys that mimics childhood neurodegenerative disorder

OHSU researchers discover disease in monkeys that mimics childhood neurodegenerative disorder

New therapeutic approach may delay neurodegeneration in rare genetic disease

New therapeutic approach may delay neurodegeneration in rare genetic disease

Researchers transplant retinal sheets derived from human embryonic stem cells in retinal degeneration mouse models

Researchers transplant retinal sheets derived from human embryonic stem cells in retinal degeneration mouse models

CRISPR-based treatment can restore retinal function in mice with eye disease

CRISPR-based treatment can restore retinal function in mice with eye disease

New lab-on-a-chip device shows promise in treating retinal diseases

New lab-on-a-chip device shows promise in treating retinal diseases

New strategy found to delay onset of blindness in mice

New strategy found to delay onset of blindness in mice

Duke scientists pinpoint new therapeutic target for macular degeneration

Duke scientists pinpoint new therapeutic target for macular degeneration