Vision loss caused by glaucoma is irreversible. Over 60 million people worldwide have open-angle glaucoma, with 4.5 million experiencing bilateral blindness as a result. Little is known about the precise cause of glaucoma, but new research from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Eye and Ear may shed some light on this medical mystery.
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Leber congenital amaurosis is an inherited retinal disease that can cause blindness. This rare eye disorder can cause severe vision loss among infants, affecting two to three infants per 100,000 births. Fortunately, new medical treatment for this condition has recently been developed. In today’s post, your glaucoma doctor from EyeSite of The Villages discusses how gene therapy can help treat inherited retinal problems.