Partial vision was provided to the visually impaired person with gene therapy


Developments continue in the medical world. While the world is focused on the corona virus, other studies are being carried out.

Finally Nature Medicine Gene therapy changed a person’s life, according to a study published in the journal.

Genetically modified viruses were injected into the eye of a 58-year-old man who has been visually impaired for 20 years in France. The visually impaired man began to see the lines on the roads after a period of optogenetic treatment.

Vision quality has improved over time. It has been stated that the treated man can now pick up objects on the table. In order for the treatment to work, the man must also wear a specially made pair of glasses.

Although the treatment aroused excitement, it was stated that the new method was tried in only one patient.

“Retina is like a biological computer behind your eye,” said Botond Roska from the study team.

The eye problem called retinitis pigmentosa (Chicken Dark-Night Blindness) is seen in one out of every 4000 people in the world.


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