| 27 September 2018

Reflection Bio gene therapy wins orphan drug status

By Elise Mak, Staff Writer

HONG KONG – Hong Kong-based gene therapy company Reflection Biotechnologies Ltd. received orphan drug designation from the U.S. FDA for its gene therapy, RBIO-101, to treat Bietti’s crystalline dystrophy (BCD), an inherited eye disease affecting about 100,000 patients worldwide.

| 27 September 2018

First U.S. Patient Treated with Nightstar Gene Therapy for X-Linked Retinitis Pigmentosa


A Puerto Rican patient with X-linked retinitis pigmentosa (XLRP) is hoping to save his vision after an innovative gene therapy procedure at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. On August 23, Julio Adorno Nieves, 23, became the first U.S. patient to receive new genes for his inherited, blinding condition in a worldwide Nightstar Therapeutics clinical trial.

| 11 June 2018

18th International Conference on Glaucoma & Retinal Diseases

The 18th International Conference on Glaucoma & Retinal Diseases will be held on September 24-25, 2018 in Dallas, Texas, USA. The theme of this year's meeting will be:Clinical Glaucoma and Ophthalmic Research. Please see the website for further details on registration, abstract submission and program schedule https://glaucoma.ophthalmologyconferences.com/ 

| 11 June 2018

XXII Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Eye Research


The XXII Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Eye Research
champions the advancement of international eye research by uniting the
world's leading clinicians and vision researchers.

This is an exclusive opportunity for experts to share their latest
findings, technical expertise and experiences in the field.

| 11 June 2018



The "WORLD EYE AND VISION CONGRESS" of 2018 will be held at Dubai City, UAE, in September. This year's theme is: Trowel the broadened impacts and front line progressions of Ophthalmology and Vision Science. See website for registration, abstract submission and program schedule: https://eye.conferenceseries.com/


| 23 May 2018

Patient information day for families affected by RDH12-related eye conditions


If you or a member of your family has a genetic eye condition caused by changes in the RDH12 gene, you are welcome to attend a patient day organised by Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.


Specialist talks by researchers including:

  • Dr Mariya Moosajee
  • Mr Rob Henderson
  • Dr Adam Dubis

Updates on the latest scientific research, including a new RDH12 specific project

| 06 March 2018

The 3rd Choroideremia Patient Seminar 14. Sept. - 16. Sept. 2018 in Wiesbaden, Germany

In 2018, the PRO RETINA workgroup will once again organize a seminar for Choroideremia patients and people interested in the disease. The objective of this workgroup is to provide an update on the research and new options regarding the diagnosis and treatment. Initial studies of a gene therapy have already been done worldwide. Gene therapy has already been applied in Germany. We will also report on vision aids and counselling options. This is an excellent opportunity to exchange experiences in dealing with the disease.

| 06 March 2018

Industry News - MeiraGTx Receives EMA PRIME Designation for Achromatopsia Gene Therapy Candidate

MeiraGTx, a London and New York based gene therapy company, announced today the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has granted Priority Medicines (PRIME) designation to MeiraGTx’s gene therapy product candidate A002 for the treatment of patients with achromatopsia (ACHM) due to mutations in the CNGB3 gene.  Achromatopsia is a chronically debilitating inherited eye disorder that severely limits a person’s sight.  Patients are legally blind from birth with very poor visual acuity as well as extreme light sensitivity, involuntary eye movement, and complete color blindness.

| 27 February 2018

Over 3,500 Downloads of App for Vision Impaired Community

ViaOpta Hello Application

ViaOpta Hello is a multi-tool application that can assist blind or visually impaired people by using cognitive services and Microsoft latest image analysis technology to identify people, items, and scenes.

Join Our Mailing List