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When a fix for one vision problem causes another

July 25, 2019

As we age, our eyes lose their ability to focus up close. It’s a condition called presbyopia, and it’s both extremely common and relatively easy to fix, with solutions like reading glasses, bifocals, or progressive lenses.
Mice with AQP0 mutations (top) had disorderly fiber cells compared to mice with healthy AQP0.

Defective Lens Protein Implicated in Cataract Shown Culprit in Presbyopia

August 4, 2015

Loss or defects of a protein previously shown to play a key a role in cataract, the clouding of the lens that commonly strikes people in their seventies, has now been shown to contribute to presbyopia.