Dr Albert Maguire, right, checks the eyes of Misa Kaabali, 8, at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in October. Misa was four when he received the Luxturna gene therapy that restored his sight. Photo: AP

US drug firm says it can cure blindness - but it’s going to cost an arm and a leg

Spark Therapeutics says US$425,000 per eye is a reasonable price to pay for its gene-therapy injections

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Dr Albert Maguire, right, checks the eyes of Misa Kaabali, 8, at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in October. Misa was four when he received the Luxturna gene therapy that restored his sight. Photo: AP
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