Couple Finds Key to Reversing Blindness
blindness.jpgA research team is using gene therapy to combat blindness and give some patients the gift of sight. Jean Bennett and Albert Maguire – a husband-and-wife research team at the University of Pennsylvania – gave Misty Lovelace the ultimate gift, thanks to a treatment they developed. Lovelace has, or had, a genetic condition called Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), but thanks to the Maguire’s treatment she can see again. The procedure is better known today under the name Luxturna. Lovelace said:

“It’s just, wow, like hitting the lottery. They did it. They opened the doors for everybody.”

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A New Treatment for Blindness Comes From Gene Therapy

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