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Potential Way to Halt Blinding Macular Degeneration Identified

January 22, 2020

Researchers at the University of Virginia have successfully treated age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in mice after finding an unexpected link between the two main forms of the blinding eye disease.

UNH Researchers Solve Protein Structure Associated with Inherited Retinal Diseases

December 23, 2019

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have reported the first structural model for a key enzyme, and its activating protein, that can play a role in some genetically inherited eye diseases like retinitis pigmentosa and night blindness.

LSU Health discovers critical role of two proteins in vision and preventing blinding eye diseases

December 10, 2019

LSU researchers have discovered unique patterns of genetic activity that may lead to the development of blinding retinal diseases.

Discovery in monkeys could lead to treatment for blindness causing syndrome

October 25, 2019

Oregon National Primate Research Center at OHSU reports first-ever nonhuman primate model for Bardet-Biedl Syndrome

Nano-sized solution for efficient and versatile CRISPR gene editing

September 17, 2019

CRISPR gene-editing technology holds tremendous promise for treating or curing a wide range of devastating disorders, including vision loss.

NEI Researchers Awarded Grants by the Knights Templar Eye Foundation

July 11, 2019

The Knights Templar Eye Foundation has awarded two NEI scientists grants to research inherited retinal degenerations, diseases that can cause blindness in early childhood.

With Single Gene Insertion, Blind Mice Regain Sight

March 15, 2019

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, find that restoring opsins with gene therapy can make 'blind' cells light-sensitive; potential human treatment within three years.

Molecular Classification and Comparative Taxonomies of Foveal and Peripheral Cells in Primate Retina

February 21, 2019

A team of researchers led by Harvard's Joshua Sanes applied high-throughput genetic sequencing methods to create the first cellular atlas of the primate retina.

Nitisinone Increases Melanin in People With Albinism

February 20, 2019

A small pilot clinical study at the National Eye Institute (NEI) suggests that the drug nitisinone increases melanin production in some people with oculocutaneous albinism type 1B (OCA-1B), a rare genetic disease that causes pale skin and hair and poor vi

NIH Researchers Hone in on Genes Linked to Age-Related Macular Degeneration

February 11, 2019

National Eye Institute scientists led a collaborative study and zeroed in on genes associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss and blindness among people age 65 and older.