Identification Of New Genes For Short-Sightedness

An international team of scientists led by King’s College London has discovered 24 new genes that cause refractive errors and myopia (short-sightedness). 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. Thirty per cent of Western populations and up to 80 per cent of Asian people suffer from myopia… (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.
Source: Blindness