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Success of gene therapy for a form of inherited blindness depends on timing

September 9, 2019

Using a canine model of the vision disorder Leber congenital amaurosis, Penn researchers found that photoreceptor cells continue to deteriorate after treatment if it is given too late.
Microglia in retinal sections of a patient with retinitis pigmentosa

Immune System Can Slow Degenerative Eye Disease, NIH-led Mouse Study Shows

June 17, 2019

A new study shows that the complement system, part of the innate immune system, plays a protective role to slow retinal degeneration in a mouse model of retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited eye disease.