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Study Suggests Vitamin A May Benefit Children with RP

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An FFB-funded study at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) suggests that vitamin A palmitate supplementation may slow the decline of cone function by nearly 50 percent in children with retinitis pigmentosa (RP). Cones are the photoreceptors that normally provide daytime vision, and the ability to read, recognize faces, and perceive colors. Cone function was evaluated in the study by a full-field electroretinogram or ERG, which measures the retina’s electrical response to light.
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Dr. Eliot Berson, Pioneer in Vitamin A Therapy for Retinitis Pigmentosa, Passes Away

No one in the retinal disease research community brought more passion and commitment to his or her work than Dr. Eliot Berson. As The William F. Chatlos Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, he dedicated himself to clinical care and vision-saving research for people with inherited retinal diseases for five decades. In addition to being a world-renowned clinical researcher and developer of vitamin A therapy for retinitis pigmentosa, he was beloved by his patients and their families for his hopeful and encouraging attitude toward their challenging, vision-robbing conditions.
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What Everyone with a Retinal Disease Should Know about Vitamin A

blue eyeIf you think of your retinas as the engines that power your vision, then vitamin A is their fuel. Without vitamin A in our diets, we wouldn’t see.
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Israel Update: A Productive Start Despite an “Oy Vey” Moment in Baggage Claim

Technion University, Haifa, Israel

 

If anyone knows the Hebrew blessing for the return of lost luggage, please share. I know it goes something like: Baruch Atah Adonai, etc., etc. etc. Thankfully, I packed a carry-on, so I am in good shape for now.

David Brint, FFB board member and my travelling companion, and I are excited to be here. Today was a bright beautiful day, and we were in a modern community called Tel Hashomer, close to Tel Aviv. It’s known for its large defense base and the Sheba Medical Center, which was our first destination for the day.
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