Blind man’s vision partially restored after algae gene therapy: study

Breakthroughs in blindness are coming to light thanks to algae.

A new case study published in Nature Medicine has scientists “excited” for the possibility of reversing vision loss after one man had his eyesight partially restored through a type of gene therapy that targets the proteins involved in retinal nerve cells.

After years of near-complete darkness, the treatment has restored the patient’s ability to discern light and shapes.

“The findings provide proof-of-concept that using optogenetic therapy to partially restore vision is possible,” said Botond Roska, professor and researcher at the University of Basel in Switzerland, in an international press release.

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