retinal diseases

Novel way to prevent blindness caused by retinitis pigmentosa


June 12th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a novel way to use a radical new type of gene therapy to prevent blindness caused by retinitis pigmentosa.The research, led by Muna Naash, ... Read more...

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Scientists create retina from human embryonic stem cells


May 27th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 27 (IANS) Scientists have created an eight-layer, early stage retina from human embryonic stem cells, the first three-dimensional tissue structure to be made from stem cells. The complex tissue structure ... Read more...

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Retina from human embryonic stem cells created


May 27th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): An eight-layer, early stage retina from human embryonic stem cells has been created by UC Irvine scientists.The scientific breakthrough is the first three-dimensional tissue structure to be made ... Read more...

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Scientists discover new inherited eye disease


December 12th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Iowa have found a new inherited eye disease that affects the macula, which is part of the retina.With the findings, which have been ... Read more...

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Shot of gene therapy may restore vision


October 26th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 26 (IANS) Children with congenital blindness may be able to improve their condition with gene therapy, say researchers. "Children who were treated with gene therapy are now able to ... Read more...

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Single shot of gene therapy could make kids with congenital blindness see


October 25th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 25 (ANI): A single jab of genes that produce light-sensitive pigments can make children with congenital blindness see, according to a new study.Taking the next step towards using gene therapy ... Read more...

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Fetal tissue helps restore partial vision in the blind


October 21st, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): In a novel study, researchers have successfully improved vision in people with blinding eye diseases by transplanting fetal tissue in the eye.Another experiment showed that retinal prosthesis could ... Read more...

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Oak Ridge screening technology could save vision of millions


February 18th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) People at risk of becoming blind can now be screened almost instantaneously for eye diseases like diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration. Macular degeneration is a condition usually affecting ... Read more...

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Diabetics more vulnerable to vision loss


October 14th, 2008 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) Weakening of vision seems to be more common among diabetics than in people with normal health, according to a study.Approximately 14.6 million Americans had diagnosed diabetes mellitus in ... Read more...

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Implantable prosthesis to restore retinal-disease caused vision loss developed


May 30th, 2008 - 1:26 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 30 (ANI): A new technique - a fully implantable visual prosthesis - developed by Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems IMS in Duisburg, may offer a ray of ... Read more...

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Protein that monitors blood vessel growth identified


December 5th, 2007 - 3:17 pm ICT by admin
Washington, December 5 (ANI): Scientists have identified a protein which seems to play a significant role in monitoring new blood vessel growth, thereby preventing a number of problems.Upon injury, the body grows ... Read more...

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