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New Gene-Editing Technique Reverses Vision Loss in Mice
A new gene editing technique has been developed that can potentially help reverse vision loss. Researchers have used the technique, called ‘prime editing,’ to target and correct the genetic mutation that causes retinitis pigmentosa, a genetic eye disease that causes progressive vision loss and eventually blindness. The study was conducted on mice, and the technique was able to restore visual function in the mice, demonstrating the potential of prime editing as a treatment for retinitis pigmentosa. As an optometrist, it’s important to keep up-to-date with advancements in the field of gene editing and the potential implications for treating genetic eye diseases. This new prime editing technique, demonstrated to reverse vision loss in mice with retinitis pigmentosa, shows promise as a potential treatment for the disease in humans. As further research is conducted, it will be important for optometrists to stay informed about developments in this area and be prepared to discuss potential treatments with their patients.
Ophthalmology March 28th 2023