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A Closer Look (Restoring Sight) #892847

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 27, 2008
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(Studio: Dan Harris) A possible medical breakthrough in restoring sight introduced.

(New York: Bill Blakemore) The potential for treating genetic blindness via gene therapy examined; details given about the development of genetic implant surgery; scenes shown of two patients. [Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Dr. Al McGUIRE†, Foundation Fighting Blindness Stephen ROSE†, University of Pennsylvania school of medicine Dr. Jean BENNETT†- talk about the gene therapy and surgery.] [Patient "MANUELA" - expresses hope.]

(Studio: Dan Harris) Further coverage of the story with Diane Sawyer on "Good Morning America" noted.

Harris, Dan;
Blakemore, Bill

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