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Penn study stops vision loss in late-stage canine X-linked retinitis pigmentosa

Three years ago, a team from the University of Pennsylvania announced that they had cured X-linked retinitis pigmentosa, a blinding retinal disease, in dogs.

Cure for rare form of color blindness steps closer with novel gene insight

By analyzing the genes of dogs, researchers have uncovered new insight into the mechanisms underlying a rare form of color blindness called achromatopsia.

Penn Vet team identifies a form of congenital night blindness in dogs

People with congenital stationary night blindness, or CSNB, have normal vision during the day but find it difficult or impossible to distinguish objects in low light.

Hybrid chemical/genetic therapy restores light sensitivity to retina in blind mice and dogs

A new genetic therapy not only helped blind mice regain enough light sensitivity to distinguish flashing from non-flashing lights, but also restored light response to the retinas of dogs, setting the…

Combination Therapy Could Be Key In Treating Blindness

Researchers have discovered that using two kinds of therapy in tandem may be a knockout combo against inherited disorders that cause blindness. While their study focused on man’s best friend, the treatment could help restore vision in people, too…

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