Tag Archive: blindness

Jul 17 2014

Study Shows Evaluators Can Screen for Eye Disease Remotely

A study published in JAMA Ophthalmology shows trained evaluators who studied retinal images transmitted to computer screens successfully identified newborn infants likely to require a specialized evaluation for retinopathy of prematurity.

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Jan 16 2014

Repairing DNA, One Cell at a Time

High is one of the world’s leading experts in gene therapy, which has long been a “next big thing” in medicine: Take a person with a devastating genetic disease and replace their nonfunctional gene with a normal one — a cure built right into your DNA.

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May 02 2013

CHOP, Penn Gene Therapy Trial for Blindness Honored

A groundbreaking clinical trial of gene therapy for a form of congenital blindness, sponsored by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in collaboration with Penn Medicine, was recently recognized with the Distinguished Clinical Research Achievement Award from the Clinical Research Forum, an organization of clinical research centers, industry, and volunteer groups.

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