New Treatment To Block Retinal Blood Vessel Growth Avoiding Eye Surgery

Grant number: 1061912 | Funding period: 2014 - 2016

Completed

Abstract

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.

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