Scientists Discover Genes Responsible For Cornea Blindness

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. The authors jointly led a multi-centre study involving 55 hospitals and research centres around the world. They performed a meta-analysis on more than 20,000 individuals in European and Asian populations… (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Find the best Christmas presents and January Sales in the UK with this simple shopping directory.
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