Gene- and Cell-Based Treatment Strategies for the Eye

  • Elizabeth P. Rakoczy

Part of the Essentials in Ophthalmology book series (ESSENTIALS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Aaron L. Magno, Samuel McLenachan, Elizabeth P. Rakoczy
    Pages 1-8
  3. Alun R. Barnard, Markus Groppe, Robert E. MacLaren
    Pages 27-41
  4. Gwyneth Jane Farrar, Sophia Millington-Ward, Arpad Palfi, Naomi Chadderton, Paul F. Kenna
    Pages 43-60
  5. Elizabeth P. Rakoczy, Cecinio C. Ronquillo Jr., Samuel F. Passi, Balamurali K. Ambati, Aaron Nagiel, Robert Lanza et al.
    Pages 61-64
  6. Elizabeth P. Rakoczy, Chooi-May Lai, Ian J. Constable
    Pages 65-76
  7. Cecinio C. Ronquillo Jr., Samuel F. Passi, Balamurali K. Ambati
    Pages 87-95

About this book


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.


Complex eye diseases Corneal disease Gene therapy Retinal disease Stem cells

Editors and affiliations

  • Elizabeth P. Rakoczy
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Molecular OphthalmologyCentre for Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The University of Western AustraliaCrawleyAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-45187-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-45188-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1612-3212
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-890X
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