Ophthalmology / Optometry - Study identifies three unknown genetic mechanisms that cause myopia
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 New method to treat blindness using retinal cell productionNew method to treat blindness using retinal cell production
 
Scientists in Sweden have innovated a method of treating blindness using embryonic stem cells to produce retinal cells. The team at Karolinska Institutet and St Erik Eye Hospital reported their approach of using CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing to amend retinal cell production so the generated cells can hide from the body’s immune system, protecting them from becoming rejected.
 
   Study identifies three unknown genetic mechanisms that cause myopiaStudy identifies three unknown genetic mechanisms that cause myopia
 
Three previously unknown genetic mechanisms have been discovered in causing myopia otherwise known as short or near-sightedness, finds a new study.
 
   Modern virtual and augmented reality device can be used to simulate visual impairmentsModern virtual and augmented reality device can be used to simulate visual impairments
 
Commercially available head mounted displays can be used to simulate the day-to-day challenges faced by people with glaucoma.
 
 CNIC scientists identify inflammatory regulatory circuit controlled by endothelial cells in the eye
 
CNIC scientists identify inflammatory regulatory circuit controlled by endothelial cells in the eyeAn Inflammatory regulatory circuit in the eye controlled by a subtype of endothelial cells, the cells that line the interior of blood vessels, has been identified.
 
 
 Fight for Sight funded researcher develops gene therapy approach for glaucoma
 
Fight for Sight funded researcher develops gene therapy approach for glaucomaA Fight for Sight funded researcher from the University of Bristol has used gene editing techniques to successfully demonstrate a gene therapy for glaucoma in the lab.
 
 
 Two retinal imaging modalities cannot be interchanged when evaluating vision-threatening condition
 
Two retinal imaging modalities cannot be interchanged when evaluating vision-threatening conditionDiabetic retinopathy can be diagnosed and graded with the use of a newer scanning technology called ultra-wide field imaging.