New genes for short-sightedness identified

(King’s College London) Myopia is a major cause of blindness and visual impairment worldwide, and currently there is no cure. These findings, published today in the journal Nature Genetics, reveal genetic causes of the trait, which could lead to finding better treatments or ways of preventing the condition in the future. (Source: EurekAlert! – Medicine and Health)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Find the best Christmas presents and January Sales in the UK with this simple shopping directory.
Source: Blindness