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Stem cells used In effort to treat rare Blinding Disease

People who inherit a mutated version of the ATF6 gene are born with a malformed or missing fovea, the eye region responsible for sharp, detailed vision. From birth, their vision is severely limited, and there is no cure. Jonathan Lin, ssociate professor of pathology at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, and the team were the first to link ATF6 to this type of inherited vision impairment.