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Genome surgery to prevent blindness

Genome surgery to prevent blindness

John Doe 15/03/2017 0
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects a site at the back of the eye, called the macula, on the retina. It causes vision to become blurred, distorted and a black spot appears in the center of the eyesight.   It is estimated that almost one in every ten people over 65 has some signs of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and its prevalence is likely to increase as a consequence of the aging population. AMD is a form of blindness, common in Caucasians, which causes distorted vision and blind spots. Scientists at the Center for Genome Engineering, within the Institute for Basic Sc...
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Eye Emergency

Eye Emergency

Dr. Carolina Navarrete 09/02/2016 0
If you notice sudden reduced vision, flashes or floaters, eye redness, discharge or pain, have your eyes examined immediately by an eye doctor. We will make every accommodation possible to see you as soon as possible on the same day. It's always hard to know whether or not an eye problem is an emergency, but there are a few red flags that people should watch for.   Situation: Critical First and foremost, and not surprisingly: if you suddenly can't see out of one eye, you should go to the Emergency room right away. Sudden blindness may mean you have a blocked artery in the blood vessels that...
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