expert reaction to a case study looking at a blind patient diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa being treated with a novel optogenetic treatment

A case study published in Nature Medicine follows the partial recovery of visual function in a blind patient after optogenetic therapy.   Prof Robert MacLaren, Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Oxford, said: “Retinitis pigmentosa is one of the most common causes of blindness in young people and results from the loss…

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expert reaction to a study looking at air pollution and age related macular degeneration

A study published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology suggests air pollution is linked to higher risk of sight loss from age related macular degeneration (AMD).   Prof Kevin McConway, Emeritus Professor of Applied Statistics, The Open University, said: “There is considerable evidence of associations between air pollution and a…

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