Gene Therapy could ‘cure’ blindness

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

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.


More Local

National News

More National

Washington D.C.

More Washington DC Bureau

In Your Corner

More In Your Corner

Don't Miss

Latest News

More News


KFOR Podcasts

More Podcasts

Follow @KFOR on Twitter