FFB News and Press Releases

  • Gene therapy has taken another major step forward as a treatment for retinal diseases. Researchers conducting the landmark gene therapy clinical trial at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have just reported that 12 people with Leber congenital amaurosis have now been successfully treated and are experiencing sustained, and in many cases significant, improvement in their vision.
  • When it was his turn to take the stage at a press conference at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Corey Haas got up from his seat in the auditorium and walked effortlessly up the four steps in front of him. Without hesitation, he crossed the stage, stepped around the table and took his seat next to Dr. Jean Bennett. His white cane was nowhere to be seen.