Usher Syndrome Gene Therapy Clinical Trial Underway

September 9th, 2012   1 comment »

  The first-ever gene therapy trial for patients with Usher syndrome type 1 is underway at the Casey Eye Institute at the Oregon Health Sciences University.  If this trial is successful, other gene therapy trials are expected to follow.    This clinic trial has the possibility of stopping retinal degeneration in patients and in many cases, will improve vision.

More Hope than Ever!

July 26th, 2012   Add Comment

Breaking research news – Gene Therapy provides vision to nearly blind young adults” Three young adults with virtually no vision can now read several lines on an eye chart and see better in dimly lit settings thanks to an innovative gene therapy aiming to reverse blindness in a severe form of retinitis pigmentosa known as Leber congenital amaurosis or LCA. One person was even able to better navigate an obstacle course several weeks after receiving the therapy. The three individuals are participating in a Phase…
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