Born with a retinal disease that made him legally blind, and would eventually leave him totally sightless, Corey Haas used to sit in the back of the classroom, relying on the large print on an electronic screen and assisted by teacher aides. Now, after a single injection of genes that produce light-sensitive pigments in the back of his eye, he sits in front with classmates and participates in class without extra help.
Harry Smith spoke to a Corey Haas and his family about how the experimental genetic surgery has restored his sight.
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