Category: General news

Participants needed for Charles Bonnet syndrome (CBS) survey

June 8, 2020

Researchers at Moorfields Eye Hospital are conducting a short 5-15 minute survey about how the COVID-19 lockdown has affected people with Charles Bonnet syndrome (CBS). Responses to the survey will …

ProQR clinical trial for Leber’s Congenital Amourosis (LCA) 10

May 27, 2020

  Biopharmaceutical company ProQR is conducting a Phase 2/3 clinical trial (Illuminate) to measure the safety and effectiveness of RNA therapy, Sepofarsen which aims to treat Leber’s Congenital Amourosis (LCA) …

We are here for you

April 20, 2020

We are all living in challenging times and this is causing uncertainty and anxiety for many in our community. In March we recorded a significant increase in demand for our …

Ask the expert

April 17, 2020

Would you like to speak with an expert who cares for lots of patients with inherited sight loss conditions and has a detailed knowledge of the field? Consultant Ophthalmologist Dr …

Positive early findings from ProQR trial of USH2A therapy

April 3, 2020

Biotechnology company ProQR has announced encouraging results from its early analysis of the phase 1/2 trial of QR-421a, an innovative approach to treating sight loss caused by mutations in a …

Useful links during Covid-19 pandemic

March 31, 2020

The following list of useful links have been compiled by the team at Retina UK to provide information and support for our community. The list is updated regularly. However, in …

Retina UK COVID-19 response

March 17, 2020

During these uncertain times, the health and wellbeing of our community is our upmost priority at Retina UK. In light of Government guidance we have made the difficult decision to …

First clinical trial participant receives CRISPR-based therapy

March 4, 2020

An American living with Leber congenital amaurosis 10 (LCA10) has become the first clinical trial participant in the world to receive a CRISPR gene editing treatment in vivo (inside the …

Popular historic drama features retinitis pigmentosa

March 2, 2020

We were delighted to support the BBC1 drama Call the Midwife production team with their historical research for an episode featuring a character living with retinitis pigmentosa (RP). Professor John …

First patient receives ground-breaking treatment

In January 23-year-old Jake Ternent became the first person with an inherited sight loss condition to be treated in the UK with Luxturna (voretigene neparvovec) for Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA). …

Gene therapy shows promise in tackling X-linked RP

February 28, 2020

Early results from clinical testing of a gene therapy to treat X-linked retinitis pigmentosa (XLRP) have shown partial reversal of sight loss in some patients. The treatment targets retinal degeneration …

Genetic testing: an essential topic for discussion with the IRD communtiy

February 13, 2020

As Luxturna reaches the clinic and other gene-specific therapies for inherited retinal disease get closer to the end of the development pipeline, it is becoming ever more important that affected …