The first gene therapy in the U.S. now has a price tag: $850,000 for the one-time treatment, or, more specifically, $425,000 per eye for a retinal disorder.
How long until there is a cure for blindness?
Scientists think they can cure blindness within 15 years — heres their plan. When someone loses their vision, their world goes dark for the rest of their lives. But recent developments hint that certain common causes of blindness might be reversible in the near future.
What is the best cure for blindness?
Stem-cell therapy could potentially cure blindness even in the late stages of disease. Because stem cells can be coaxed into becoming any type of cell, they could be used to grow fresh retinal cells for transplantation into the eye to replace those that have been lost.
Can I go permanently blind?
Legal blindness can be caused by age-related macular degeneration (AMD) because this disease affects the central vision provided by the macula (the specialized central part of the retina). Patients with severely damaged maculas in both eyes have visual acuity measured on an eye chart of 20/200 or worse.
Can I restore my vision naturally?
We cant correct our vision without professional help, and theres no quick-and-easy fix for eyesight problems. But with tools such as good nutrition and diet, you can still help your eyesight naturally and on your own. As always, please discuss with your eye doctor.