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Gene therapy breakthrough in treating a rare form of blindness

Gene therapy breakthrough in treating a rare form of blindness

Ophthalmology Research

The positive results of the world’s first gene therapy trial for a genetic cause of blindness known as choroideremia have been reported in this week’s edition of Nature Medicine.

Digital insomnia medicine rolled out as major study links sleep to better health

Digital insomnia medicine rolled out as major study links sleep to better health

Ophthalmology Research

Millions of people are to be given access to digital treatment for insomnia as an alternative to sleeping pills. Study by Colin Espie et al shows that Sleepio improves wellbeing in nearly three quarters of participants.

First human test of robotic eye surgery a success

First human test of robotic eye surgery a success

Ophthalmology Research

The first trial of robot-assisted eye surgery in patients has shown the technique to be both safe and effective.

Sleep scientists collaborate with nightshift workers on art project

Sleep scientists collaborate with nightshift workers on art project

Ophthalmology SCNi

Researchers at the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute (SCNi) have been working with visual artist Martin Kohout to reveal the stories of the night-shift workers who keep London running.

Gene therapy shows promise for reversing blindness

Gene therapy shows promise for reversing blindness

Ophthalmology Research

In a laboratory study in Oxford, researchers have shown how it might be possible to reverse blindness using gene therapy to reprogram cells at the back of the eye to become light sensitive.

New trial for blindness rewrites the genetic code

New trial for blindness rewrites the genetic code

Ophthalmology

Researchers have started a new gene therapy clinical trial to treat X-linked retinitis pigmentosa (XLRP), the most common cause of blindness in young people.

New spinout addresses sleep and circadian rhythm disruption

New spinout addresses sleep and circadian rhythm disruption

Ophthalmology SCNi

Circadian Therapeutics has been established to identify and bring to market pharmaceutical and diagnostic platforms for the effective management of physiological and pathological conditions through their ability to modify the body's circadian rhythms.

Second phase of gene therapy trial for blindness under way

Second phase of gene therapy trial for blindness under way

Ophthalmology Research

The trial involves injecting a virus into the eye to deliver billions of healthy genes to replace a key missing gene for choroideremia sufferers.

World first for robot eye operation

World first for robot eye operation

Ophthalmology

University of Oxford surgeons at Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital have performed the world's first operation inside the eye using a robot.

Spinout develops smart glasses

Spinout develops smart glasses

Clinical Neurology Ophthalmology Research

A spinout company from our Department, OxSight, has reported that in a recent UK-wide trial its smart glasses helped sight impaired and blind people to navigate independently, avoid collisions and see in the dark.

Lighting colour affects sleep and wakefulness

Lighting colour affects sleep and wakefulness

Ophthalmology Research

Our researchers have shown how different colours of light could affect our ability to sleep.

Gene therapy shows long-term benefit for treating blindness

Gene therapy shows long-term benefit for treating blindness

Ophthalmology

Pioneering gene therapy has restored some vision to John Radcliffe Hospital patients with a rare form of genetic blindness for as long as four years, raising hopes it could be used to cure common causes of vision loss, new University of Oxford research published today shows.

Public missing out on a night’s worth of sleep every week

Public missing out on a night’s worth of sleep every week

Ophthalmology

Experts call for introduction of sleep guidelines in new report

Blind woman’s joy as she is able to read the time thanks to 'bionic eye'

Blind woman’s joy as she is able to read the time thanks to 'bionic eye'

Ophthalmology Research

A patient who is the first in the UK to receive the world’s most advanced 'bionic eye' has been able to read the time for the first time in more than five years.

Why sleep could be the key to tackling mental illness

Why sleep could be the key to tackling mental illness

Ophthalmology

Professor Russell Foster writes about circadian rhythm and health on the online news platform 'The Conversation'

£23 million boost for Oxford spinout company

£23 million boost for Oxford spinout company

Ophthalmology

More money comes in to further work on gene therapy for choroideremia

What makes you tick?

What makes you tick?

Ophthalmology

Find out a bit about our research into circadian rhythms

New Fellow to develop treatment for retinal disorder

New Fellow to develop treatment for retinal disorder

Ophthalmology

Harry Orlans will work with Robert MacLaren to develop a treatment for retinitis pigmentosa.

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