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BBC: RPE65 Gene Therapy!

BBC News RPE65 Gene therapy to halt rare form of sight loss
above – Matthew Wood hopes the gene therapy will help him keep his remaining vision ©BBC

BBC News: Gene therapy to halt rare form of sight loss

Original Source: BBC News

A new gene therapy has been used to treat patients with a rare inherited eye disorder which causes blindness. It’s hoped the NHS treatment will halt sight loss and even improve vision.

Matthew Wood, 48, one of the first patients to receive the injection, told the BBC: “I value the remaining sight I have so if I can hold on to that it would be a big thing for me.” Continue reading BBC: RPE65 Gene Therapy!