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Retinitis Pigmentosa May Be Treated by Reprogramming Sugar Metabolism

Manipulating retinal sugar use prolonged survival of cones and rods in preclinical model of retinitis pigmentosa
November 14, 2016

NEI-funded researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have shown that vision loss associated with a form of retinitis pigmentosa can be slowed dramatically by reprogramming the metabolism of photoreceptors, or light sensors, in the retina. The study, conducted in mice, and published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, represents a new treatment approach.