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Tiny Cup Attached to Eye Improves Drug Delivery For Retinal Diseases
Date:8/7/2009

once the cup is fitted, the child should be able go home for several weeks. Because the drug is being administered directly into the eye and not systemically, chemotherapy dosage levels will be much lower and the debilitating side effects will be reduced," said Dr. Murphree.

With preliminary testing complete, Dr. Murphree is currently developing a protocol for Phase I/II clinical trials in humans to take place over the coming year.

Founded in 1928 with 12,000 members currently, ARVO is one of the nation's largest organizations for research in vision and ophthalmology. For more information, see www.arvo.org.

The Vision Center at Children's Hospital Los Angeles is an international referral center known for its family friendly environment of children afflicted with all forms of eye disease and provides a full range of inpatient and outpatient services. It is the largest pediatric ophthalmology program in the nation with multiple subspecialty programs that are considered to be among today's finest resources for diagnosis, treatment and research.

Founded in 1901, Children's Hospital Los Angeles has been treating the most seriously ill and injured children in Los Angeles for more than a century, and it is acknowledged throughout the United States and around the world for its leadership in pediatric and adolescent health. Children's Hospital is one of America's premier teaching hospitals, affiliated with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California since 1932. It is a national leader in pediatric research.

For more information, see www.TheVisionCenterAtCHLA.org.

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