FDA approves gene therapy to fix mutations that can lead to blindness

Posted in Medicine on 21st Dec, 2017
by Alex Muller

Luxturna is the first gene therapy approved by the Food and Drug Administration that treats a medical condition -- in this case, blindness -- by fixing a mistake in a patient's DNA.

'Holy Grail' of Gene Editing Partially Restores Vision

Posted in Medicine on 9th Apr, 2017
by Alex Muller

With this new development we are finally able to use CRISPR to edit regular adult cells, giving hope to treat formally incurable diseases.

A Groundbreaking Stem Cell Treatment Just Prevented a Woman From Going Blind

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Mar, 2017
by Alex Muller

Age-related macular degeneration affects 10 million people in the U.S., and is the most common cause of vision loss.

Assessing the impact of stress in age-related macular degeneration

Posted in Medicine on 4th Mar, 2017
by Alex Muller

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss among older adults in the United States, is often associated with psychological stress.

New Surgery Can Give the Legally Blind 20/20 Vision

Posted in Medicine on 14th Dec, 2016
by Alex Muller

Researchers removed the jellylike tissue behind the lens of the eye and replaced it with a saline solution in 20 patients who had Terson syndrome.