Researchers test drugs with potential to restore sight loss from aniridia

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9 December 2019
Source: Fight for Sight

Fight for Sight is funding scientists from the University of Aberdeen to test two repurposed drugs for the treatment of the rare eye condition aniridia, which causes blindness. The team will determine whether administering either of the drugs by mouth or in eye drop form can restore levels of a vital protein to normal levels. If successful the study could

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Scottish eye research to find new treatments for condition causing blindness

13 July 2018
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The UK’s leading eye research charity, Fight for Sight, is partnering with the Chief Scientist Office (CSO) to support Scottish researchers in developing a treatment for autoimmune uveitis, a condition that can cause blindness. Dr Heather Wilson and Professor John Forrester from the University of Aberdeen and Dr Lucia Kuffova from NHS Grampian have been awarded £200,000 to investigate the

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