Surgeons use robot to operate inside eye in world first
#Therapy #NHS Surgeons use robot to operate inside eye in world first Photograph: Oxford University Hospitals NHS/PA ... MacLaren said: “This will help to develop novel surgical treatments for blindness, such as gene therapy and stem cells, which need to be inserted under the retina with a high degree of precision.” The ... https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/sep/10/robot-eye-operation-world-first-oxford-john-radcliffe
Retinitis Pigmentosa is a genetic disorder where the rod and cone cells of the retina slowly die off. As this happens the field of view becomes narrower and narrower, leaving a person blind. There is no cure. Current research in stem cell therapy and gene therapy may lead to new treatments.
Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative: 'Genetic or pharmacological intervention can reverse signs of autism in mouse models of fragile X and Rett syndrome. Adult as well as developing animals have shown this reversal, offering hope for gene therapy and pharmacological intervention.'