Gene Therapy could ‘cure’ blindness

Posted on: 1:54 pm, January 16, 2014, by and

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ENGLAND – Surgeons in Oxford, England, said a gene therapy technique helped improve the vision of six patients who would have otherwise gone blind.

According to the BBC, the operation involved inserting a gene into the eye cells.

And that treatment reportedly revived light-detecting cells.

Professor Robert Maclaren led the research and said he was “absolutely delighted” with the outcome.

Doctors involved said the treatment could eventually be used to treat common forms of blindness.