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Retinitis Pigmentosa

How One Woman and A Cookie Changed My Life

Sydney Berger | Posted 08.03.2016 | Good News
Sydney Berger

I knew there was something special about Amy the moment I laid eyes on her. As I was exiting the subway platform on 66th street in New York City, I no...

New Gene Therapy Lights up Vision

Medical Discovery News | Posted 03.16.2017 | Science
Medical Discovery News

The treatment may be approved this year, but many people won't be able to afford the $100,000 cost. Still, we're excited this gene therapy works and this approach could benefit other genetic vision disorders.

Help Us Spread a Message of Hope for this Child with Usher Syndrome

Katharine Rose | Posted 09.21.2016 | Impact
Katharine Rose

When I think of Emma, my niece and goddaughter, I think of her big, bright blue, angelic eyes. They are staring up at me, at seven months old, trusting, innocent eyes that eventually succumb to the spellbinding power of sleep in the arms of someone she had not yet come to know.

Catching up With Bestselling Author Jennifer Armentrout

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 10.29.2014 | Home
Valerie Tejeda

Chances are you've read at least one book by The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Armentrout at some point in the last few years. Why? Well to put it simply, she's an extremely talented, book-writing machine.

'Nothing Is Possibly More Unsettling As Watching Your Parents Advance Into Old Age'

Mary K. Moore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Mary K. Moore

'I think I'll go to 80, and then I'm out of here.' My 78-year-old mother says this to me over the phone last week as if she were scheduling a routine dental exam rather than aligning her yearly planner with that of the Grim Reaper.

FDA Approves Artificial Retina For Rare Eye Disorder

Reuters | Posted 04.17.2013 | Healthy Living

By Julie Steenhuysen Feb 14 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first artificial retina, an implanted d...

The Image of Vision

Bessie A. Winn-Afeku | Posted 10.16.2012 | Impact
Bessie A. Winn-Afeku

Tunnel vision. It's a term that we throw around to express either how focused we are on a project or when a person only sees something from their point of view. Meet Jamellia, who has a condition called retinitis pigmentosa, which causes her to experience tunnel vision.

WATCH: Blind Men See Again After Getting Experimental Implant

| Ferris Jabr | Posted 05.04.2012 | Science

Chris James and Robin Millar of the United Kingdom both lost their vision after birth because of a genetic condition known as retinitis pigmentosa, in...

Retinitis Pigmentosa Treatment: Retina Implants To Restore Sight Undergo Human Trials

| Posted 12.12.2011 | Healthy Living

By Larry Greenemeier (Click here for the original article) Promising treatments for those blinded by an often-hereditary, retina-damaging disease...