Gene Mutations Identified That Are Associated With Nearsightedness


People have long taken for granted that glasses and contact lenses improve vision for nearsightedness, but the genetic factors behind the common condition have remained blurry. Now researchers at Duke Medicine are closer to clearing this up. Mutations in a gene that helps regulate copper and oxygen levels in eye tissue are associated with a severe form of nearsightedness, according to a study published in the American Journal of Human Genetics. Nearsightedness – also known as myopia – is the most common human eye disease in the world… (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)