Wednesday, December 14, 2011

How to Maintain Cornea Clarity May Have Been Found

"A transparent cornea is essential for vision, which is why the eye has evolved to nourish the cornea without blood vessels. But for millions of people around the world, diseases of the eye or trauma spur the growth of blood vessels and can cause blindness," says Medical News Today. "A new Northwestern Medicine study has identified a gene that plays a major role in maintaining clarity of the cornea in humans and mice - and could possibly be used as gene therapy to treat diseases that cause blindness. The paper is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences." Read more.

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