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Scientists restore sight to blind mice
The nursery rhyme Three Blind Mice may soon be redundant, following new scientific developments which have proved that experts can restore sight to blind rodents.
Rare Eye Disease Could Be Treatable With Gene Therapy.
People suffering from choroideremia, a rare degenerative eye disease, may soon have a way of improving their vision by means of gene therapy.
New artificial retina "could restore vision"
The fight against blindness has been raging for centuries, with many developments coming and going, but a new one appears to offer hope to people who are losing their vision.
New treatment set to prevent eye damage
A targeted approach to treating a parasitic disease known as toxoplasmosis, which can cause severe eye damage in patients, has shown early promise in studies.
Is 3D Printing a Human Eye Possible?
Currently, the design company MHOX is in the developmental stages of several bioprinted sight augmentation products, such as Eye Heal, Eye Enhance, and Eye Advance. It expects to have these products on the market by the year 2027.
Retinitis pigmentosa treatment on the way?
A potential treatment for a leading cause of blindness may be on the way, after experts in the US revealed that they have shed light on the cause of death of photoreceptor cells in retinitis pigmentosa.
Blind woman sees spots of light for first time in 20 years
A blind woman has been able to see spots of light for the first time in 20 years thanks to a prototype bionic eye.
Dianne Ashworth, 54, said after the... Read more
Scientists discover genes associated with PACG
Scientists in Singapore have identified three genes that are involved in Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma (PACG), a leading cause of blindness in Chinese people.
Recovering From Cataracts Surgery with the Help of Stem Cells
New medical breakthroughs in the treatment of cataracts have been made by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, along with the Shiley Eye Institute and colleagues in China. With the use of stem cells, a new method of regenerative medicine has been developed... Read more
Tougher hydrogels may be used in contact lenses
Exceptionally tough and stretchy new hydrogels that could be used for contact lenses have been developed by US and South Korean scientists.
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