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Spanish research suggests gene editing may provide a potential treatment for Usher’s syndrome.

A Spanish research team, based at the Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria La Fe (IIS La Fe), Valencia, have published data showing preliminary proof-of-principle for the use of a new gene editing technology aimed at correcting gene mutations that cause Usher’s syndrome. The technology, known as “CRISPR”, was used to correct mutations in the USH2A gene […]

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Finnish study show real-life setting outcomes with anti-VEGF treatments differ from results of randomised clinical trials.

A Finnish study, led by researchers at the Tays Eye Centre, Tampere University Hospital, Finland, has shown that results of anti-VEGF treatment for neovascular AMD, in a real world clinical population, do not appear to be as positive as results from previous randomized controlled trials (RCTs). The Finnish study assessed data from 1,349 eyes in […]

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National Eye Institute (NEI) announces winner of research competition to develop a 3-D retina organoid

The National Eye Institute of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) have announced a winner of their ambitious competition for researchers to build a working model of the human retina from stem cells. The initiative, termed the “3-D Retina Organoid Challenge” (see www.nei.nih.gov/3droc) seeks to “clarify the mechanisms of retinal disease, stimulate new technologies […]

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