Cataract culprits: Genes linked to cataract formation identified

18 junio 2015

When cataracts encroach on the eyes, the only effective remedy is to surgically replace the eyes’ lenses with synthetic substitutes. But what if scientists found a way to delay or prevent cataracts from forming in the first place? Researchers may have found such an opportunity by identifying the prime suspects in the formation of cataracts — deficiency of two genes that encode regulatory proteins.