New Treatment To Block Retinal Blood Vessel Growth Avoiding Eye Surgery

Grant number: 1061912 | Funding period: 2014 - 2016



Excessive growth of blood vessels in the eye causes vision loss and can only be treated with lasers or painful and frequent injections into the eye. Vasostatin is a specific inhibitor of angiogenesis and a promising agent for the management of ocular neovascularisation. We will provide pre-clinical evidence that gene delivery of vasostatin-like peptides is an effective therapeutic strategy and it has potential to revolutionize the current ophthalmic care of age-related macular degeneration.