Gene Therapy for Inherited Blindness Succeeds in Patients’ Other Eye

In 3 adults, repeat dose safely improves vision

Gene therapy for congenital blindness has taken another step forward, as researchers further improved vision in three adult patients previously treated in one eye. After receiving the same treatment in their other eye, the patients became better able to see in dim light, and two were able to navigate obstacles in low-light situations. No adverse effects occurred. Continue reading

UF Researchers Develop Gene Therapy that Could Correct a Common Form of Blindness

eyesightA new gene therapy method developed by University of Florida researchers, William W. Hauswirth, Ph.D. and Alfred S. Lewin, Ph.D., has the potential to reverse a common form of blindness that strikes young children. Continue reading