Genes May Hold Key to Elderly Vision Loss

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MONDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) — Two key gene mutations may explain three out of every four cases of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a major cause of vision loss and blindness in the elderly, scientists say. if (window.yzq_a == null) document.write(“”); if (window.yzq_a) { yzq_a(‘p’, ‘P=5ek3Ic6.I3r_tjmCQ96P9gz.JnYogkQMnA4ACGKZ&T=19c6ig8n4%2fX%3d1141677070%2fE%3d95864951%2fR%3dnews%2fK%3d5%2fV%3d1.1%2fW%3d8%2fY%3dYAHOO%2fF%3d3867933279%2fH%3dY2FjaGVoaW50PSJuZXdzIiBjb250ZW50PSJlbGRlcmx5O2hlbHA7bW9uZXk7aXQ7cmVmdXJsX25ld3NfeWFob29fY29tIiByZWZ1cmw9InJlZnVybF9uZXdzX3lhaG9vX2NvbSIgdG9waWNzPSJyZWZ1cmxfbmV3c195YWhvb19jb20i%2fS%3d1%2fJ%3d6423BECE’); yzq_a(‘a’, ‘&U=139k84bsb%2fN%3d6bh.YM6.Iqs-%2fC%3d393677.8103291.8924174.6052652%2fD%3dLREC%2fB%3d3352582’); }

The discovery potentially brings doctors closer to therapies that could help prevent or treat the sight-robbing disease.

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