Monday, May 4, 2009

LCA 101

I found an interesting article about LCA (the disease we believe Gavin has). It's pretty straight forward, and doesn't consist of too much medical terminology that causes confusion. It describes LCA, but also gets into gene mutation (as well as a bunch of other facts) if you're a nerd like me, and likes to read up on that kind of stuff.

Under item #7 (bullet #3) it describes the gene therapy I spoke earlier about. I didn't do a very good job describing it, but it does go into considerable detail about the RPE65 gene and why/how replacing it can create sight, and be a cure, not just treatment. It's pretty fascinating!

The article is here, courtesy of The Foundation for Retinal Research.

We have ANOTHER appt tomorrow with the pediatric retina specialist #2. Wish us luck!

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