OU researchers find way to prevent blindness in research model for retinitis pigmentosa

Posted By News On June 11, 2010 - 9:40pm
OU researchers find way to prevent blindness in research model for retinitis pigmentosa

OU researchers find way to prevent blindness in research model for retinitis pigmentosa

"This is an incredible breakthrough in terms of being able to treat with gene therapy," said Robert E. Leonard, M.D., an ophthalmologist at the Dean McGee Eye Institute. "Outside of gene therapy, we are at a loss to be able to treat these patients, so this is incredibly important research. It's breathtaking, very exciting."

Muna Naash, Ph.D., principal investigator, Robert Leonard, M.D., Dean McGee Eye Institute, and patient Tracie Harris, Oklahoma City, talk about Dr. Naash's breakthrough work to prevent blindness.

(Photo Credit: University Hospitals Authority and Trust)

Muna Naash, M.D., principal investigator, is from University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

(Photo Credit: OU Medicine)

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