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Choroideremia Research Is Necessary to Help Prevent Blindness at an Early Age

Choroideremia is an X-linked, recessive, inherited retinal disorder that affects 1 in 50,000 individuals. X-linked refers to the X chromosome, …

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In-Depth Vision Evaluations & Research Updates for Retinal Diseases – Video Update

Yi-Zhong Wang, Ph.D., Director, Macular Function Laboratory, discusses visual function and imaging evaluation for patients with retinal diseases and his …

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COVID-19 Guidelines For Retina Foundation Staff and Visitors

The Retina Foundation has implemented ongoing safeguards, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, to ensure the health and safety of …

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Promising Results From Ongoing Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial for X-Linked Retinitis Pigmentosa (XLRP)

The Retina Foundation of the Southwest is one of four U.S. centers conducting a Phase 1/2 dose escalation, gene replacement …

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Gene Therapy Trial for Choroideremia

In a clinical research study headed by Dr. David Birch, scientists in the Rose-Silverthorne Retinal Degenerations Lab are testing the …

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FFB Pledges $300,000 to Support Dr. Yi-Zhong Wang’s Artificial Intelligence/ Deep Machine Learning Project

Yi-Zhong Wang, Ph.D., Scientific Director, Macular Function Laboratory, is working to achieve automatic and accurate identification of defects in the …

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What Does “Blindness” Really Mean?

Jenny Schisler has retinitis pigmentosa. Jenny wants to spread awareness of what having a visual impairment really means to her …

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Phase III Treatment Trial for Stargardt Disease Enrolls First Patient

The Retina Foundation of the Southwest was the first site in the world to enroll patients in a new international …

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Retina Foundation Launches Cutting-Edge Artificial Intelligence Project

There is a great need for more information on the progression of vision loss caused by inherited eye diseases and …

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Retina Foundation Participates in International Effort to Treat Stargardt Disease

Stargardt disease is the most common form of inherited juvenile macular degeneration. Stargardt disease begins in late childhood and may …

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First Patient in Phase 1/2 Clinical Study of Gene Therapy is Treated for X-Linked RP

The first human patient has been administered an AAV-based gene therapy treatment for x-linked retinitis pigmentosa (XLRP). This is an exciting …

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The Edward C. Fogg, III and Lisbeth A. Fogg Charitable Trust grants Retina Foundation $133,000 for Genetic Eye Disease

The Edward C. Fogg, III and Lisbeth A. Fogg Charitable Trust renewed their support for our Texas 1000 Project to identify …

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Gene Therapy Trial at the Retina Foundation of the Southwest featured in The Dallas Morning News

Mason Two Crow, 22, first came to the Retina Foundation in 2003 with a diagnosis of X-linked retinoschisis, a rare …

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Gene Causing Blindness Found in Texas Hispanic Families

The Retina Foundation has been a large part of a genetic study about Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) with The University of …

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Rose-Silverthorne Retinal Degenerations Lab to Conduct Natural History Study of Usher Syndrome

The Rose-Silverthorne Retinal Degenerations Laboratory at the Retina Foundation of the Southwest is beginning a natural history trial to study …

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