FDA Approves New Gene Therapy to Treat Rare Inherited Eye Disease

The FDA has approved a new gene therapy to help treat a rare inherited eye disease.

It’s called Voretigene Neparvovec, and it will be sold under the name Luxturna.

This is a one-time surgical treatment that will correct an inherited genetic mutation that can cause a certain type of blindness.

The new therapy is the third one to be approved for use in the U.S.; however, the developers say this is not a permanent fix. The treatment only lasts for about six years.

 

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