Skip to comments.Ulster scientists in breakthrough which could end curse of hereditary blindness (N. Ireland)
Posted on 09/12/2015 2:02:32 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Ulster University scientists have made a remarkable breakthrough which it is hoped could cure hereditary blindness.
They have discovered a treatment that can target the gene that leads to corneal dystrophya condition that causes cloudy deposits on the cornea. [ ]
Currently, those with corneal dystrophy face a lifetime of treatment and the only option for those who go blind is a corneal transplant from a donor eye, but this has risks and varying success rates. [ ]
But the new treatment, developed by scientists at the Universitys School of Biomedical Science, currently involves just one injection into the eye, which destroys the gene. It cannot return and the condition is effectively cured.
(Excerpt) Read more at belfasttelegraph.co.uk ...
Democrats must be furious.
Ping...(not infectious disease, but an hereditary condition)
I think I need some of that...I thought it said “baldness”....
I don’t see it.
Injection in eye...owwwwwww!
Otherwise great news.
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