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New inherited eye disease discovered
Date:12/11/2009

rmine if other people have this particular disease.

"Through our paper and by sharing pictures of what the affected eye looks like, we hope to find more people affected," Mahajan said. "We also will work to find the gene that causes the condition. This information could be very useful in eventually preventing or treating this and other diseases that affect the macula."

The advanced genetics research capabilities at the University of Iowa Carver Family Center for Macular Degeneration increase the likelihood of finding a gene, Mahajan said.


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Contact: Becky Soglin
becky-soglin@uiowa.edu
319-356-7127
University of Iowa
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