What’s Next for Gene Therapy: Your Questions Answered
The Foundation has received a number of excellent questions about gene therapy and the promise it shows as an effective treatment for retinal diseases. The Foundation’s chief research officer answers some of your most common questions.
Stem Cell Treatments Move Closer to Clinical Trials
Two emerging biopharmaceutical companies, Advanced Cell Technology and Stem Cells, Inc., are making significant progress in moving vision-saving stem cell treatments for retinal diseases into clinical trials.
Gene Therapy Clinical Trial for Retinitis Pigmentosa
Researchers from the United States, China, and Saudi Arabia are planning to launch a gene therapy clinical trial in 2010 for a recessive form of retinitis pigmentosa caused by variations in the gene MERTK.
Is Genetic Testing Right for You?
If you have an inherited retinal degenerative condition such as
retinitis pigmentosa, Usher syndrome or Stargardt disease, should you
get genetically tested?
Great Things are Possible
In spite of the difficult economy, Carol Swatko was determined to set record numbers at the Las Vegas VisionWalk. Read more on why Carol is our Featured Walker.
Rallying for a Friend’s Vision
Over the last four years, Michelle Veloce has worked tirelessly to raise money for research to halt or reverse the retinitis pigmentosa that is aggressively stealing her husband Steven’s vision.
Visit our Web site for a complete list of Foundation events nationwide.
Passionate Volunteers Drive VisionWalk Past the $10 Million Mark
Foundation’s VisionWalk program has come a long way since its first
event in Orlando on May 7, 2006.
Find a walk in your community and sign up today: www.VisionWalk.org.
The Foundation is making headlines! Below are just four of the many media stories from the past month featuring the Foundation’s passionate volunteers and promising research:
A nine-year-old boy no longer needs his white cane thanks to a gene therapy treatment funded by the Foundation.
New York Times
CBS Early Show
Birmingham volunteers, Scott Smith and Joey Richey, appear on Good Day
Alabama to promote the inaugural Birmingham VisionWalk!
Long Island VisionWalk
Foundation supporters rally for the Long Island VisionWalk, as covered in a segment on myLITV.
Visit the media section of our Web site to see all of the latest Foundation Fighting Blindness media coverage.