January 19, 2012

Potential Treatment for Degenerative Eye Diseases Developed at Wayne State


Former Wayne State University opthalmology researchers Raymond Iezzi and Rangaramanujam Kannan have developed a new way to treat age-related macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa using injections of nanoparticles, the university announced earlier this month. Iezzi, who has since gone on to the Mayo Clinic, and Kannan, who is now with Johns Hopkins, are currently in the process of seeking patents for their groundbreaking treatment.

Xconomy, by Sarah Schmid, 12/2011

Tags: Mayo Clinic Rochester, Ophthalmology, Research

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