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  • 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.
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  • 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

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