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Moving Vision-Saving Treatments Out to the People Who Need Them

A lab technician“Translational research” is the mantra for many of the retinal scientists funded by the Foundation Fighting Blindness. In a nutshell, the phrase refers to the advancement of vision-saving therapies from laboratories into clinical trials and out to the people who need them.

While essential to fighting blindness and many other conditions, translational research is painstaking and very expensive. It comes with risks and requires extensive clinical and regulatory expertise. It is no cake-walk.

But as the following video shows, Foundation-funded researchers developing a variety of treatments — including stem-cell, genetic and pharmaceutical therapies — are succeeding in meeting these challenges. Their determination and confidence are quite inspiring. Check out the video — I think you’ll agree.

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6 Responses to 'Moving Vision-Saving Treatments Out to the People Who Need Them'

  1. Joanna Jenkins says:

    I wonder will that help people with Diabetes cuz of their eyes condition ?

  2. aneri patel says:

    i am 15 years old i am suffering eye desease retinitis we need any latest therapy or treatment. you suggest me which treatment is curable me for long time.please give me your opinion by e mail.thanking you………..

  3. Sara says:

    How can I get help for my 10 year old daughter who was just diagnosed with Stargards disease?

  4. Alberto Perez says:

    I have a son that got 31 year old. I would like to fine a cure for him he got stargardts disease. If anyone krow something please write back. Thank you

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