Gene therapy ‘could be used to treat blindness’

 

Surgeons in Oxford have used gene therapy technique to improve the vision of six patients who would otherwise have gone blind

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Surgeons in Oxford have used gene therapy technique to improve the vision of six patients who would otherwise have gone blind.

 The operation involved inserting a gene into the eye, a treatment that revived light-detecting cells. The doctors involved believe that the treatment could in time be used to treat common forms of blindness. Read more