PODCAST: Why finding a cure for rare eye diseases is such an important life task for Dr Isabel Lopez
Does a glitch in our mitochondrial DNA play a role in the onset of primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) and other debilitating eye diseases? The mounting evidence shows that it does.
Dr Isabel Lopez is addressing this fundamental question in the research of ageing eye diseases.
She also talks about her personal inspiration for studying science and why finding a cure for rare eye diseases is such an important life task for her.
“I realised at an early age that there are many rare diseases that affect people, their family and relatives that we don’t know a lot about. We really need to investigate,” she says.
Dr Lopez’s story will feature in the upcoming CERA 2017 Christmas Appeal.
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