12.05.2016

Scientists restore sight to blind mice

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.

It has been pioneered by Dr Sheila Nirenberg, from Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, who revealed that the technique involves wearing high-tech spectacles that containing a tiny camera.

The alternative to surgery has so far proven effective in tests on mice, who were able to identify faces and outdoor scenes, as well as track moving images.

Dr Nirenberg told the Daily Mail that the technique could soon be tested on human subjects for the first time in just one to two years, with the ultimate hope being to provide blind people with the ability to‘see patterned images and see faces, and recognise their children.

"This has all been thrilling. I can’t wait to get started on bringing this approach to patients," she told the newspaper.ADNFCR-1853-ID-801428772-ADNFCR


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