Eye Physicians and Surgeons has been open throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic, providing necessary care for urgent and emergent conditions.   As we have now resumed visits for routine but important eye care, we remain first and foremost committed to the safety of our patients and our staff.

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EPS is a Screening Site for new Gene Therapy LUXTURNA™ By Eye Physicians and Surgeons, P.A. on February 06, 2018

                            

American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) reports that LUXTURNA™, a one-time gene therapy treatment, has been approved by the FDA.  This is exciting news to retina specialists as they have new hope to offer those with IRD –more specifically a particular Inherited Retinal Disease.  In order to receive this treatment a patient must be tested to see if they have viable retinal cells.  We are happy to report that EPS is a screening site and we are well supplied with test kits.  It is important to note that most of those who have confirmed gene mutation-associated retinal dystrophy will progress to blindness, therefore our Retina Specialists, Dr. Paula Ko and Dr. Carolyn Glazer-Hockstein, are excited to have this new treatment available.  If you need to be tested for this therapy simply call 302-652-3353 and our reception group will be happy to get you scheduled.

ASRS offers the following sources of information about this treatment:

  • Foundation Fighting Blindness: http://www.blindness.org/

  • Info on gene therapy, genetic testing, living with IRDs: www.ASharedVision.com        

  • Information on LUXTURNA™, ocular gene therapy treatment centers, and genetic testing program: www.Luxturna.com

  • Information on Spark patient support services: 1-833-SPARK-PS (1-833-772-7577).

Further information can be found in the press release http://ir.sparktx.com/news-releases/news-release-details/fda-approves-spark-therapeutics-luxturnatm-voretigene-neparvovec from Spark Therapeutics, manufacturers of LUXTURNA™.

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