Family with rare blindness offers hope for cure

Family with rare blindness offers hope for cure

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013
A photo of Jerry Jackson, a blind man, who is a bicycle mechanic, working on one of his bikes

UI specialists are studying a rare, inherited eye disease that is confined mostly to a few families in Iowa, and the UI is the only institution studying the disease. Researchers believe they have made an important first step toward a cure by finding a genetic cause.

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