18th August 2017
Gene therapy for better eyesight
Imagine only being able to see the things in front of you in soft focus, and just in black and white.
For people with the genetic eye condition achromatopsia, those are just some of the side effects.
Each time Tara Cataldo prepares to leave her house, she has to make sure her face is completely shielded from the sun.
“I need to have very dark, very tinted sunglasses to feel comfortable outside, to see really well,” said Tara.
Tara has achromatopsia, a genetic condition that makes her eyes incredibly sensitive to light.
She is also very nearsighted; even while wearing glasses or contacts, she can only see clearly at a very short distance.