First in the world – Singapore scientists discover genes responsible for cornea blindness

(Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore) Scientists at Singapore Eye Research Institute and A*STAR’s Genome Institute of Singapore have succeeded in identifying genes for central corneal thickness that may cause potentially blinding eye conditions. These eye conditions include glaucoma, as well as the progressive thinning of the cornea, which may eventually lead to a need for corneal transplantation. (Source: EurekAlert! – Medicine and Health)
Source: Blindness