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    Laser advances take retina specialty to new levels of treatment, care

    Artificial retina, genetic engineering, stem cell therapies also generate interest

     

    Human clinical trials are under way for stem cell-mediated treatment of Stargardt’s macular dystrophy, and similar trials for AMD are just around the corner, he said. 

     

    Pravin U. Dugel, MD

    E: [email protected]

    Dr. Dugel is a consultant to Acucela, Alcon Laboratories, Alimera, Allergan, Genentech, and Novartis, and is a consultant to and a minor shareholder in Aerpio and Ophthotech.

     

    Michael S. Ip, MD

    E: [email protected]

    Dr. Ip has no financial interest in any aspect of this report.

     

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