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Gene Therapy a Step Closer to Restoring Eyesight to Some Blind Patients

Posted on: 7 March 2010, source: Voice of America
Researchers have moved a step closer toward fully restoring the eyesight of people with a rare genetic disorder. A new study shows the treatment is safe and effective, and could pave the way for helping cure more common causes of blindness. Leber's congenital amaurosis is an extremely rare condition that causes blindness in approximately 4,000 people in the United States.