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Could glasses soon be history ?
September 15, 2010 | 19 comments
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Scientists have identified the gene responsible for short-sightedness that could lead to a cure within 10 years.
Short-sightedness is one of the most common eye conditions in the world and affects almost a third of the population in Britain. The new breakthrough could mean that simple eye drops could be used to cure short-sightedness completely within a decade.
Scientists have identified a gene that causes short-sightedness, a discovery which paves the way for treatment to prevent one of the world's most common eye disorders. So could this mean the end of spectacles?
Source: BBC News
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