Tag Archive: blindness

Jul 27 2018

In the News: ROP Screening Tool, Sickle Cell Disease Target, PolicyLab Keynote, 2018 St. Baldrick’s Grants

It’s still a month before teachers and students are officially back to school, but here at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, you can learn something new every day. In this edition of our biweekly news roundup, discover the latest findings from our ophthalmologists on how clinicians should choose to screen premature babies for a potentially blinding eye disorder, find out how CRISPR-based technology allowed scientists to reveal insights into sickle cell disease, and prepare for an educational and exciting speech from the recently announced keynote speaker at PolicyLab’s upcoming 10th Anniversary Forum

Read the rest of this entry >>

Jul 17 2014

Study Shows Evaluators Can Screen for Eye Disease Remotely

retinopathy of prematurityA 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.

Read the rest of this entry >>

Jan 16 2014

Repairing DNA, One Cell at a Time

blindnessHigh 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.

Read the rest of this entry >>

May 2 2013

CHOP, Penn Gene Therapy Trial for Blindness Honored

blindnessA 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.

Read the rest of this entry >>