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Long-Suspected Cause of Blindness From Eye Disease Disproved, University of Utah Study


3/12/2013 7:14:15 AM

Vision scientists long have thought that lack of very long chain fatty acids in photoreceptor cells caused blindness in children with Stargardt type 3 retinal degeneration, an incurable eye disease. But researchers at the University of Utah's John A. Moran Eye Center have shown in a new study that lack of these fatty acids does not cause blindness, meaning that the search for the mechanism that robs children of their sight must start anew.

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