Cost of Treating Rare Genetic Blindness: $425,000 per Eye

January 3, 2018

(UPI) – Treatment of a rare, inherited form of blindness will cost $425,000 per eye, or $850,000 per pair, the company bringing the therapy to market announced on Wednesday. Spark Therapeutics, a small, Philadelphia-based biotechnology company, received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in December for Luxturna.

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