Searching for Answers to a Hereditary Blindness Disorder

Updated November 11, 2020

Steven J. Fliesler, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor and the Meyer H. Riwchun Endowed Chair Professor of ophthalmology, was interviewed on new research that could help solve the mystery of a hereditary blindness disorder. “Our findings challenge the notion that RP59 is a CDG (congenital disorder of glycosylation),” said Fliesler. “Elucidating the true disease mechanism of RP59 will be crucial to developing an effective treatment or cure for this devastating blinding disorder.” The article stated researchers are “on the way to solving the mystery of a hereditary blindness disorder.”