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Gene therapy for inherited retinal disease: the Manchester Ocular Gene Therapy Group MDT service

The authors describe the process set up in Manchester for the optimum delivery and assessment of a new gene therapy treatment for patients with RPE65 IRD. Inherited retinal dystrophies (IRDs) are the second commonest cause of severe visual impairment in...

Prognostic factors for visual acuity in patients with LHON after gene therapy

This retrospective study investigates prognostic factors affecting the visual acuity after a single intravitreal injection of rAAV2-ND4 gene therapy in 53 patients with Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) with mutation at site 11 778. Patients were reviewed one and three...

Long-term effect of gene therapy on Leber’s congenital amaurosis

After reporting the first successful gene therapy results for RPE65 deficiency in three patients in a brief report in 2008, the same team from London now report the results of 12 patients followed up for three years after transfection. As...

What's trending Aug/Sep 2021

A round-up of the eye related hot topics that have been trending on social media over the last few weeks. #algae #optogenetics Scientists in Paris have used optogenetics to partially restore sight in a blind man’s eye who was diagnosed...

Developments in Ophthalmology: Ophthalmic Radiation Therapy Techniques and Applications

Radiation was discovered by Wilhelm Roentgen in 1895, and since then has been used to treat a variety of cancers. Its therapeutic properties have been widely used for ocular and periocular tumours and inflammatory disease, but the present era is...

What's trending Dec/Jan 2020

#eyedoctor #banned #visamix-up #HomeOffice #hostileenvironment An ophthalmologist was left stranded overseas when the Home Office refused him entry due to a visa mix-up. Dr Chan was working as a fellow at Moorfields Eye Hospital until August 2019, then was offered...

What's trending Feb/Mar 2021

A round-up of the eye related hot topics that have been trending on social media over the last few weeks. Happy New Year! Goodbye 2020, a year no one could have imagined, with our lives and headlines dominated by COVID-19...

ICG TTT for retinoblastoma

Transpupillary thermotherapy (TTT) is a specific form of ocular TT using infrared radiation (diode laser). Indocyanine green (ICG) is also used to achieve the optimal phototherapy effect in eyes with minimal pigment. Twenty-one patients with 42 retinoblastomas in 30 eyes...

Primary intravenous chemotherapy (IVC) for Group D retinoblastoma

A retrospective review is reported of 64 group D retinoblastoma (RB) eyes (52 patients) treated with primary IVC, between 2002 and 2014 from two centres, in the UK and US. The median age at presentation was 11 months, 35 (67%)...

Retinoblastoma management update (part 2): treatment, screening and surveillance, long-term follow-up and new developments

Retinoblastoma treatment requires significant multidisciplinary input, but early detection through raising awareness remains key to improving outcomes. In the second article of a two-part series, Manoj Parulekar discusses retinoblastoma management, screening and research. This article has been published in two...

Ocular adnexal marginal zone b-cell lymphoma

This is a multicentre retrospective study of seven eye centres of 689 patients with ocular adnexal extranodal marginal zone b-cell lymphoma (OA-EMZL). The median follow-up time was 42 months and the median age was 62 years. Fifty-five percent were women;...

ROP ocular outcomes after Bevacizumab treatment

The relationship between refractive outcomes and biometric parameters were evaluated following intravitreal Bevacizumab (IVB) monotherapy. Sixty-three infants were grouped into 1) infants treated with VB monotherapy for ROP (six with zone 1 and eight with posterior zone II retinopathy of...