Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

CURRENT OPHTHALMOLOGY
Year
: 2002  |  Volume : 50  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 173--181

Gene therapy in ocular diseases


Vijay K Singh, P Tripathi 
 Department of Immunology, Sanjay Gandhi Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India

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Vijay K Singh
Department of Immunology, Sanjay Gandhi Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow
India

Gene therapy is a novel form of drug delivery that enlists the synthetic machinery of the patient«SQ»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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Singh VK, Tripathi P. Gene therapy in ocular diseases.Indian J Ophthalmol 2002;50:173-181


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Singh VK, Tripathi P. Gene therapy in ocular diseases. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2002 [cited 2021 Mar 1 ];50:173-181
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