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Saipan Eye Clinic Makes Discovery

The doctors at Marianas Eye Institute, in collaboration with researches in the US, have discovered a new gene that is the cause of an eye disease that affects families on Saipan. The results of our research was recently published in the scientific journal, Molecular Vision. The article  is titled, Novel TMEM98 mutations in pedigrees with autosomal dominant nanophthalmos.”  It is not the most exciting reading, but the discovery of the gene sets the stage for development of gene therapy that can lead to a cure.  We’re proud to be a part of this new discovery.

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