amaurosis : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n partial or total loss of sight without pathology of the eye; caused by disease of optic nerve or retina or brain
- Recently doctors began gene-therapy trials to treat Leber's congenital amaurosis, a common cause of blindness in babies and children.
News & Articles
- Weston resident earns grant to study vision loss in children
The Mass. Eye and Ear Curing Kids Fund has awarded a grant to Luk H. Vandenberghe, PhD, of Weston, to study vision loss in children. Dr. Vandenberghe is an ophthalmology researcher at the Mass. Eye and Ear/Schepens Eye Research Institute. He received funding for his project titled “Gene Therapy for Leber Congenital Amaurosis (LCA),” which aims to develop a new gene therapy to treat the disease.
July 26, 2013 - The Weston Town Crier