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Spark Therapeutics’s Luxturna would be the first approved therapy in the U.S. that replaces or repairs a defective gene inherited from one’s parents.

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Teaching Humans to Echolocate

By | October 1, 2017

By investigating the science behind “seeing” with sound, researchers hope to help blind individuals independently navigate the world.

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What the Sun Does to Photoreceptors

By | August 16, 2017

Optometrist and eclipse-chaser Ralph Chou describes how even a partially eclipsed sun can damage the eye.

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Upgraded Photoswitch for Vision Repair

By | April 13, 2017

Researchers improve on a technique to use a light-stimulated small molecule to confer longer-term photosensitivity to the retinal cells of blind mice.

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image: CRISPR-Based Therapy Prevents Retinal Degeneration

CRISPR-Based Therapy Prevents Retinal Degeneration

By | March 14, 2017

An experimental treatment sacrifices rod cell function to save cone cells in mice, preventing retinal degeneration, researchers report. 

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image: USC Professor Fatally Stabbed

USC Professor Fatally Stabbed

By | December 5, 2016

Psychologist Bosco Tjan of the University of Southern California studied how people adapt as they lose their vision.  

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image: Blind Mice Regain Vision

Blind Mice Regain Vision

By | July 11, 2016

A combination of visual stimulation and chemical growth promotion leads damaged retinal nerves to regenerate in mice.

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image: CRISPR Corrects Retinal Disease Mutation

CRISPR Corrects Retinal Disease Mutation

By | January 28, 2016

Patient-derived stem cells containing a genetic mutation leading to blindness can be successfully edited using CRISPR/Cas9, researchers show.

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Phase 3 Win for Gene Therapy

By | October 6, 2015

The treatment restored sight among people with an inherited visual impairment.

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image: Redirecting Gene Therapy Restores Sight

Redirecting Gene Therapy Restores Sight

By | August 17, 2015

By targeting rhodopsin genes to neurons, scientists help blind mice see.

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