Items Tagged ‘University of Oregon’

May 23, 2012

Eye Diseases Focus of Genetic Research


Researchers at the Mayo Clinic and the University of Oregon, meanwhile, have established that some cases of Fuchs’ dystrophy are also due to a genetic quirk. The disease cells in the cornea deteriorate, leading to cloudy vision and swelling. The next step for researchers is to determine if there’s a genetic solution.   Montreal Gazette

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May 8, 2012

Study Confirms Genetic Predictor for Fuchs’ Corneal Dystrophy


Mayo Clinic and University of Oregon researchers have confirmed that a genetic factor called a repeating trinucleotide is a strong predictor of an individual’s risk of developing the eye condition Fuchs’ dystrophy. Fuchs’ dystrophy is an eye condition that occurs when the cells at the back of the cornea deteriorate, causing fluid buildup resulting in […]

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