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amaurosis

[‚a‚mȯ′rō·səs]
(medicine)
Total or partial blindness.
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Effect of gene therapy on visual function in Leber's congenital amaurosis.
The natural history of Leber's congenital amaurosis.
Leber's congenital amaurosis (LCA) is an inherited retinal condition in which the photoreceptors degenerate.
The ocular-plus blind group (n = 22) included children with ROP (n = 5), Leber's congenital amaurosis (n = 13), Nome's disease (n = 2), optic nerve hypoplasia (n = 1), and optic nerve atrophy (n = 1).
In October, researchers from the Center for Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics (CCMT) at Children's Hospital and from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine reported in The Lancet that they used a single injection of gene therapy to improve vision in five children and seven adults with Leber's congenital amaurosis (LCA), a rare form of inherited blindness.
Jessica, three, of Hindmarsh Drive, Ashington, was born with Leber's congenital amaurosis (LCA), a rare genetic condition.