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Columbia University Medical Center

Vision of Patients with Retinitis Pigmentosa (1 of 2)

Caption: These are images of normal (above) and diseased retinas. Patients with MFRP mutations, a cause of retinitis pigmentosa, lose the function of most retinal cells, particularly at the periphery of the retina, leaving them with drastically reduced vision. Personalized gene therapy, using iPS cells, may offer a way to correct this genetic disorder.

Credit: Lab of Stephen H. Tsang, M.D., Ph.D./Columbia University Medical Center

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