Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Long-Thought Cause for Children Eye Disease Disproved

“Vision scientists long have thought that lack of very long chain fatty acids in photoreceptor cells caused blindness in children with Stargardt type 3 retinal degeneration, an incurable eye disease,” writes Science Daily. “But researchers at the University of Utah's John A. Moran Eye Center have shown in a new study that lack of these fatty acids does not cause blindness, meaning that the search for the mechanism that robs children of their sight must start anew.” Read more.

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