** The cause of the disease is the same as in humans and the treatment could potentially treat humans **
By BRENDA WANG · October 28, 2013, 5:25 pm · Updated October 28, 2013, 10:51 pm
Researchers at the School of Veterinary Medicine have developed a groundbreaking treatment for blindness in dogs, and potentially, humans.
The treatment is a gene therapy targeted at dogs with Best’s disease, a hereditary form of macular degeneration that occurs in humans as well as dogs, which results in blindness. Karen Guziewicz, a researcher, and Gustavo Aguirre, a professor at the Vet School have been working on a treatment for Best’s with a team from the University of Florida since 2006, when Aguirre realized Continue reading