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Title Gene- and cell-based treatment strategies for the eye / Elizabeth P. Rakoczy, editor.

Publication Info. Heidelberg : Springer, 2015.

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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Pharmacy Library  PHARM WORLD WIDE WEB E-BOOK SPRINGER    Downloadable
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 95 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Series Essentials in Ophthalmology, 1612-3212
Essentials in ophthalmology.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed February 2, 2015).
Summary In this book, leading experts provide detailed descriptions of the exciting treatments that are expected to become part of the ophthalmologist?s arsenal within the next 10?20 years. The treatments discussed relate to a wide variety of conditions, including macular degeneration, Leber's congenital amaurosis, retinitis pigmentosa and choroideremia. The authors explain clearly how different gene and cell therapies work and provide first-hand accounts of the difficulties that they have faced in bringing these technologies to clinical trial, such as issues relating to funding and ownership. Results achieved to date are presented, and the further steps required before the treatment in question can become a routine option are considered. Gene- and Cell-Based Treatment Strategies for the Eye is unique in showing the organic development of cutting-edge science into potential treatments for eye disease without compromising on accurate reporting of scientific facts. It will persuade the average practitioner or researcher ? whether ophthalmologist, health worker, or scientist ? that change is indeed coming and is not just a hollow promise of the tabloid media.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters.
Subject Eye -- Diseases -- Gene therapy.
MEDICAL / Surgery / General.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Rakoczy, P. Elizabeth, editor.
Other Form: Printed edition: 9783662451878
Standard No. 10.1007/978-3-662-45188-5 doi
ISBN 9783662451885 (electronic bk.)
3662451883 (electronic bk.)
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