AI-supported test can predict eye disease that leads to blindness

In a clinical trial of 113 patients led by researchers at Imperial College London and UCL, retinal imaging technology called Detection of Apoptosis in Retinal Cells (DARC) was able to identify areas of the eye that were showing signs of geographic atrophy (GA) – a common condition that causes reduced vision and blindness.The researchers believe that this technology could be …

Gene therapy start-up Vedere Bio II launches to treat blindness

The company, Vedere Bio II, launched with $77 million in series A financing to develop what it calls a “mutation agnostic optogenetics technology” to restore vision. As its name suggests, Vedere Bio II is a sequel to its predecessor company, Vedere Bio, which Novartis quietly acquired last year in a deal worth up to $280 million.