Tuesday, August 11, 2009

New Gene Trials for Retinitis Pigmentosa

An international team of scientists and clinicians from the United States and Saudi Arabia are working to develop gene therapy for treating a rare, hereditary retinal disease.
The therapy has been shown to restore lost vision in animal models of retinitis pigmentosa (RP). Their work is being funded in part by a $1.5 million grant from the Prince Salman Center for Disability Research in Saudi Arabia, where the recessive gene mutation that leads to the eye disease RP.

They are hoping to get clinical trials on people going maybe in early 2010!!!!


Also,, there is reason to believe that delivering medicine to the eye for certain eye conditions, by way of a " cup " that fits over the eye , may be more helpful than drops that get diluted too much by moisture of the eye, or the shots in the eye which can cause infections, detached retinas etc,, Ah,,, yet another thing that Dr Downing should have known about , maybe he did, but was not offered to me,, for a Dr that supposedly wanted to help " fix " the sight I lost from the surgery performed by one of his doctors, he sure didn't offer me much except telling me to go get low vision aides,, Guess actually helping me was too much trouble..
Most important,, find a Dr that will actually look out for your sight!!!!!!

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