New gene therapy could lead the way for possible treatment for Stargardt disease

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10 February 2020
Source: Fight for Sight

A leading Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Oxford has shared the details of his research which could pave the way for a new treatment for sight loss condition Stargardt disease. In the latest episode of eye research charity Fight for Sight’s podcast Eye Research Matters, Professor Robert MacLaren discusses his pioneering research into using gene therapy to treat

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BBC News: Gene therapy first to ‘halt’ AMD the most common cause of blindness

19 February 2019
Source: BBC News

A woman from Oxford has become the first person in the world to have gene therapy to try to halt the most common form of blindness in the Western world. Surgeons injected a synthetic gene into the back of Janet Osborne’s eye in a bid to prevent more cells from dying. It is the first treatment to target the underlying

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