Scientists have shown that they can prevent, or even reverse, a blinding retinal disease, X-linked Retinitis Pigmentosa, or XLRP, in dogs. The disease in humans and dogs is caused by defects in the RPGR gene and results in early, severe and progressive vision loss. It is one of the most common inherited forms of retinal degeneration in man.
- Gene therapy research from Penn Vet & Scheie Eye Inst. cures retinitis pigmentosa in dogsMon, 23 Jan 2012, 21:33:25 EST
- OU researchers find way to prevent blindness in research model for retinitis pigmentosaFri, 11 Jun 2010, 18:54:21 EDT
- MIT retinal implant could help restore some visionWed, 23 Sep 2009, 17:25:59 EDT
- Stem cells restore sight in mouse model of retinitis pigmentosaWed, 24 Feb 2010, 13:59:12 EST
- Retina transplants show promise in patients with retinal degenerationThu, 10 Jul 2008, 11:23:21 EDT