Gentamicin Lessened Ocular Lesions in Junctional EB

Gentamicin Lessened Ocular Lesions in Junctional EB

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Gentamicin Lessened Ocular Lesions in Junctional EB

Topical administration of the antibiotic gentamicin to the eye restored the production of a key skin health protein called laminin 332 while rapidly lessening eye lesions in a woman with junctional epidermolysis bullosa (JEB), a study reports. The study, “Topical gentamicin ointment induces LAMB3 nonsense mutation readthrough and improves corneal erosions in a patient with junctional epidermolysis bullosa,” was published as a letter to the editor of the journal Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology. Epidermolysis bullosa (EB)…

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