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Genzyme enters research collaboration to prevent childhood blindness

October 10, 2014

Genzyme, a Sanofi company, announced it is providing $900,000 for a research collaboration with the University of Florida and the University of Pennsylvania to develop a gene therapy to treat a rare genetic disease that causes childhood blindness.

According to the press release from Genzyme, Leber’s congenital amaurosis type 1 is typically diagnosed in children younger than 1 year and impacts their vision severely for the rest of their lives.

JJVC program screens 20 million children

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Several treatment modalities successfully slow myopia progression

September 19, 2014
LAS VEGAS – Soft bifocal contact lenses, corneal reshaping lenses and atropine have all been shown to affect the progression of myopia in children, Jeffrey J…
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Corneal changes in children with glaucoma contribute to visual disability

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Genzyme enters research collaboration to prevent childhood blindness

October 10, 2014
Genzyme, a Sanofi company, announced it is providing $900,000 for a research collaboration with the University of Florida and the University of…

JJVC program screens 20 million children

October 8, 2014
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Companies announced that Sight for Kids, its partnership program with the Lions Club International Foundation, has…
Meeting News Coverage

Several treatment modalities successfully slow myopia progression

September 19, 2014
LAS VEGAS – Soft bifocal contact lenses, corneal reshaping lenses and atropine have all been shown to affect the progression of myopia in…
Perspectives on Glaucoma

Corneal changes in children with glaucoma contribute to visual disability

September 16, 2014
A study recently published in Ophthalmology found that childhood glaucoma causes a significant increase in irregular astigmatism and posterior…
In the Journals

Educational intervention improves adherence to patching, but not visual outcomes

September 12, 2014
Researchers discovered that educational and motivational intervention can improve program participation in patching regimens for amblyopic children.A…
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DNA test shows potential for improving management of congenital cataract

August 25, 2014
Researchers found that they could enhance the diagnosis of bilateral congenital cataract by integrating genomic data from next-generation sequencing…
In the Journals

Second glaucoma drainage device offers moderate long-term success for pediatric glaucoma

August 20, 2014
Implantation of a second glaucoma drainage device for the treatment of refractory pediatric glaucoma was shown to have moderate success over time…
In the Journals

Myopia associated with vitamin D deficiency, study finds

August 14, 2014
Young adults with myopia were found to have significantly lower levels of vitamin D, according to a study recently published in Investigative
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Corrective surgery beneficial for adult strabismus patients

August 8, 2014
Adult strabismus patients who underwent corrective surgery demonstrated beneficial gains in their ocular misalignment and improvement in quality of…
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Parents underestimate children’s digital device use

July 28, 2014
According to an American Optometric Association survey, parents underestimate the time their children spend on digital devices.Eye care practitioners…
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