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Leading reason for corneal transplants comes into focus

cted, and those who were had large bumps, or guttae, on the back of the cornea. The Virginia family had severe early disease with men and women equally affected, and the cornea had smaller, finer bumps."

Gottsch is looking to one day use various gene therapies to suppress the mutations that he has found. It is hoped that someday the millions of people who suffer from FCD in the United States will eventually benefit from having the genetic basis of their disease identified and gene therapies developed. At present, corneal transplantation is the only solution for those severely affected.
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Source:Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions


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