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Foundation Making $8.25 Million Investment in Gene Therapy Development
Six new projects being
readied for clinical trials have the potential to treat those affected by a
wide variety of retinal degenerative diseases.
Seasoned Clinical Development Leader as Chief Drug Development Officer
Dr. Patricia Zilliox
brings several years of experience planning and executing human studies for eye
Benefitting the Foundation Runs Through the Month of December
A New York City
literary agent whose son has Usher syndrome recruits more than a hundred
high-caliber colleagues for this unique fundraising event.
FDA-Approved Wet AMD
Treatment Requires Fewer Eye Injections
People with wet age-related
macular degeneration now have another treatment option in Eylea™, which, during
clinical studies, proved effective in bi-monthly doses.
$6.8 Million Investment to Develop Gene Therapy for Dominant RP
Thanks to success in
preclinical studies, the Irish biopharmaceutical company has received a
significant venture capital investment to advance its gene therapy for
autosomal dominant RP.
Argus II Retinal
Prosthesis Implanted for the First Time Commercially in Europe
Several months after winning
marketing approval in Europe, the Argus II, a prosthetic device known as “the
bionic retina,” is implanted for the first time commercially in Italy.
If, as they say,
laughter is the best medicine, actor-comedian Jon Wellner – who has RP and has
emceed the last two VISIONS conferences – is just what the doctor ordered.
All in the Family
In her forthright,
funny memoir, “Check
This Box If You Are Blind,” Susan Meyers recounts how her family –
Foundation members from the start – struggled to come to terms with her
brother’s RP diagnosis.
Relationship with NASCAR Community Gaining Speed
The inaugural North Carolina
Dining in the Dark event marked a first step toward a partnership between the
Foundation and the NASCAR community.
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Mrs. America on National Television
national spokesperson Mrs. America April Lufriu visits the Fox and Friends
morning show set to chat about her fight for sight.
Fall VisionWalkers in
Local media gravitated to the stories of several passionate
VisionWalk participants this season.
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