Healthy Living: Restoring Sight
One in 40,000 children are born with a rare genetic disorder that robs them of their vision.
Now, surgeons are performing an innovative gene therapy treatment that is restoring the gift of sight within days!
In some cases insurance covers part or most of the cost.
Doctors say the treatment seems to have a more dramatic impact on children than adults with the same condition.
But they say the therapy opens the door for future gene therapies and that may drive down the cost.
Follow up studies are only three years out so the long- term benefits of Luxturna are unknown.
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