Fuchs Corneal Dystrophy Gene Identified

Scientists have found a gene that may be responsible for the progressive eye disease Fuchs corneal dystrophy (FCD). Published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the study concludes that people with a gene called transcription factor 4 are five times more likely to develop FCD.

HealthDay reports that Senior study author Albert Edwards tells them that, “understanding the genetic predisposition for FCD may be helpful for selecting participants for future studies on the condition, especially for research aimed at understanding if this genetic risk predicts its progression. Developing a genetic test for FCD could also help surgeons avoid transplanting donor corneas that might eventually develop the disease.”

Source: Aallrefer.com

Some people have reported positive results when trying to treat FCS naturally.

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Marc Grossman, Doctor of Optometry and New York State Licensed Acupuncturist, is a holistic eye doctor and co-author of a number of books on natural vision care. Since 1980 Dr. Grossman has been helped many people maintain healthy vision and even improve eyesight. He is dedicated to providing information to those with conditions ranging from myopia and dry eyes to potentially vision threatening diseases such as macular degeneration and glaucoma. His combined multi-disciplinary approach using nutrition, eye exercises, lifestyle changes and Chinese Medicine provides him with a wide array of tools and approaches with which to tackle difficult eye problems.