If you are looking at the possibility of brain surgery for your child with epilepsy, what thoughts and concerns have plagued you?
At the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, they are studying the visual system of the zebrafish in hopes of finding cures for blindness.
Laura Steinbusch reports on exciting news from ProQR and their trials for a treatment for blindness caused by LCA10-CEP290.
A different way to think about saving vision in inherited retinal diseases may be to turn rods into cones.
With recent patent filings and new applications for Google Glass, it does look like Google is interested in getting into the vision business.
Spark Therapeutics continues to test their treatment for LCA (RPE-65) and they find that it is safe, efficient and provides long term benefits
A doctor in the Netherlands is developing a treatment for LCA that could help patients with the CEP290 mutation.
A new pilot app from Boston Children's Hospital allows doctors in their Ophthalmology Department to remotely monitor patients after surgery for strabismus.
Mutations in the CEP290 gene are linked to many different ciliopathies (disease of the cilia), like LCA, Joubert Syndrome, Meckel syndrome, Bardet-Biedl syndrome and more.
Spark Therapeutics has launched a new website designed to help patients, caregivers and health care professionals better understand inherited retinal diseases (IRDs) and the importance of genetic testing.
Gene-editing technology could personalize how we treat eye diseases.
With so much in the news these days about gene therapy, you may be wondering if there really is a treatment on the horizon to benefit inherited eye diseases. The good news is that YES there is!
Rare diseases affect over 350 million people in the world and it is estimated that 50% of those affected are children. If your child has been diagnosed with a rare disease, please know that you are not alone!
Blindness due to a retinal disorder is no longer completely untreatable. There are devices that can restore or augment sight as well as some serious movement in the world of genetic therapy and stem cell research.
Everyone knows you can't regenerate nerves, so if the optic nerve is damaged or underdeveloped there really aren't any options. Or are there?