Researchers at the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology at the University of Oxford in the U.K. are treating Choroideremia (CHM) with gene therapy. This treatment can be used to treat many genetic disorders that cause blindness, including age-related macular degeneration.
Boston Children's Hospital is planning to launch a new infant magnetoencephalography (MEG) system this spring that will revolutionize what we know about infant brains and, more to the point, infant seizures.
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Hospital Tips & Tricks: How to Prepare for a Long Stay at the Hospital with Your Special Needs Child
Here are practical suggestions from moms about how to prepare for a stay at the hospital. Find out what to pack, what to have in hand, who to connect with at the hospital, how to save money while you're there, etc.
A Japanese company is working on a robotic exoskeleton that could, in theory, replace wheelchairs and allow for much more natural movement.
Researchers at Moorfields Eye Hospital and University College London say they have had success in mouse models actually building retinas in the laboratory using stem cells to create new photoreceptors. When these new photoreceptors were injected into the eyes of blind mice, they were able to hook up with the existing architecture of the eye and begin to function.
Researchers at Berkeley Stem Cell Center at UC Berkeley have been working on creating a new way to get gene therapy to a patient's eye without invasive surgery.
There's been a lot of movement in the world of retinal microchips lately! Find out about the Argus II, wireless glasses and solar powered microchips!
eSight Eyewear is a new low vision assistive device that you wear. It is custom fit, runs on batteries and can bring clearer vision to near, far and mid-range tasks.
Researchers at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science have found a way to use a single dose of a small, synthetic RNA-like molecule, called an antisense oligonucleotide (ASO), to prevent the onset of deafness in mice that have been engineered to have Usher Syndrome.
The Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System is the first artificial retina (also called a bionic eye or retinal microchip) to be approved by the FDA in the United States.
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Boston Children's Hospital is running a pilot program with inpatient care using a new app they've developed to help organize and facilitate communication between a patient's family and their doctors.
What does the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine have to do with diseases of the retina? Maybe nothing, at first, but Dr Yamanaka's work with stem cells (specifically induced pluripotent stem cells) may have wide-reaching benefits for researchers working on curing degenerative retinal diseases.
Bionic Vision Australia (BVA) announces the successful implantation of a bionic eye. BVA attached the device, which contains 24 electrodes that stimulate the retina's nerve cells, to a retina.