Cost of treating rare genetic blindness: $425,000 per eye

Treatment of a rare, inherited form of blindness will cost $425,000 per eye, the company bringing the therapy to market announced on Wednesday.
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In conclusion, longer diabetes duration and obesity or having chronic diseases are strongly associated with DR suggesting that control of these risk factors may reduce both the prevalence and impact of retinopathy in Iran. PMID: 30113147 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Diabetes and Metabolism Journal - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes Metab J Source Type: research
In'jaw-dropping'trial results, researchers find that an artificial intelligence system was as effective as some of the world's best eye experts in spotting diseases that could lead to blindness.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news
In conclusion, I really enjoyed the opportunity to use the RightEye system. Working with Dr. Kungle and the RightEye system resulted in the most comprehensive, informative session I’ve ever had about my own vision and left me with clear areas t...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Exclusive Neurology Neurosurgery Ophthalmology Source Type: blogs
[East African] Uganda is edging closer to eliminating onchocerciasis or river blindness, a disease that can lead to permanent blindness if left untreated, but more effort from South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo will be crucial in preventing cross-border transmission.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
Muhammad Junaid, from a small village in Mirpur Khas, Pakistan, suffers from Retinoblastoma - a type of carcinoma that usually affects children under the age of five.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
[Shabait] Masawa -As part of the effort to control blindness, the Ministry of Health in cooperation with partners over the past five years conducted eye surgeries on 3856 patients and distributed eye glasses to over 6353nationals in the Northern Red Sea region, according to report.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
Conclusion. VACs occur in approximately 12.5 per 100,000 deformity patients, with a rate five times higher in patients with kyphosis. More than 50% of these complications occur within 24 hours postoperatively. Nearly half of these complications resolve completely, and another 19% improve postoperatively. Level of Evidence: 4
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Deformity Source Type: research
New technique generates rod photoreceptors that integrate into the retina and brain.
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - Category: American Health Source Type: news
Authors: Paquet C, Yudin MH Abstract BACKGROUND: One of the major consequences of pregnant women becoming infected by Toxoplasma gondii is vertical transmission to the fetus. Although rare, congenital toxoplasmosis can cause severe neurological or ocular disease (leading to blindness), as well as cardiac and cerebral anomalies. Prenatal care must include education about prevention of toxoplasmosis. The low prevalence of the disease in the Canadian population and limitations in diagnosis and therapy limit the effectiveness of screening strategies. Therefore, routine screening is not currently recommended. OBJECT...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada : JOGC - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Can Source Type: research
A double gene-transfer therapy transformed the non-neuronal cells into rod photoreceptors in the retinas of animal models of congenital blindness.
Source: The Scientist - Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news
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