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Title: Gene therapy in ocular diseases.
Authors: Singh, Vijay K
Tripathi, Parul
Issue Date: 3-Sep-2002
Citation: Singh VK, Tripathi P. Gene therapy in ocular diseases. Indian Journal of Ophthalmology. 2002 Sep; 50(3): 173-81
Abstract: Gene therapy is a novel form of drug delivery that enlists the synthetic machinery of the patient's cells to produce a therapeutic agent. Genes may be delivered into cells in vitro or in vivo utilising viral or non-viral vectors. Recent technical advances have led to the demonstration of the molecular basis of various ocular diseases. Ocular disorders with the greatest potential for benefit of gene therapy include hereditary diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa, tumours such as retinoblastoma or melanoma, and acquired proliferative and neovascular retinal disorders. Gene transfer into ocular tissues has been demonstrated with growing functional success and may develop into a new therapeutic tool for clinical ophthalmology in future.
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Appears in Collections:Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

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