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UK and US researchers report a retinopathy associated with a dominant allele of the RGR gene

Researchers based at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, London and in Moorfields Eye Hospital, also in London, have shown clinical features in two pedigrees with dominantly inherited retinopathy in the “RGR” gene, encoded by a RPE-retinal G protein-coupled receptor protein. A previously reported frame-shifting mutation, c.836dupG (p.Ile280Asn*78) was identified in the terminal exon of the […]

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First genome-wide association (GWAS) study on the systemic complement activation system identifies markers potentially significant for treatment of AMD

Researchers based at the Department of Ophthalmology at Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, have shown that variants of the  CFH and CFHR4 genes are associated with variation in the systemic complement activation system, and thereby potentially relevant to how certain AMD patients may respond to therapeutics based on complement biology.  The research, conducted […]

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Patient satisfaction survey with their ophthalmic clinic shows the importance of quality care and team work

Research conducted by investigators at the Tufts School of Medicine have reported on a US representative study measuring the factors that may lead to patients recommending one ophthalmic practice over another.  The results, published in July’s issue of the journal Ophthalmology, indicate that patients put a high value on the perceived team work they experience […]

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