Scientists move closer to curing common eye disorder
Sep 02, 2015
Scientists at the University of Manchester have successfully restored the sight of laboratory mice suffering from a common cause of blindness in people.
New clues found to vision loss in macular degeneration?
Aug 11, 2015
Scientists have identified a pathway that leads to the formation of atypical blood vessels that can cause blindness in people with age-related macular degeneration.
What would the world look like to someone with a bionic eye?
Aug 03, 2015
Various sight recovery therapies are being developed by companies around the world, offering new hope for people who are blind. But little is known about what the world will look like to patients who undergo those procedures.
Eye drop gives hope for knifeless cataract cure
Jul 22, 2015
An eye drop tested on dogs suggests that cataracts, the most common cause of blindness in humans, could one day be cured without surgery, a study said Wednesday.
Surprisingly rapid regrowth of unused brain connections after decades of near blindness
Jul 15, 2015
Since 2007, clinical trials using gene therapy have resulted in often-dramatic sight restoration for dozens of children and adults who were otherwise doomed to blindness. Now, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine ...
In blinding eye disease, trash-collecting cells go awry, accelerate damage
Jul 02, 2015
Spider-like cells inside the brain, spinal cord and eye hunt for invaders, capturing and then devouring them. These cells, called microglia, often play a beneficial role by helping to clear trash and protect the central nervous ...
Study suggests new way of preventing diabetes-associated blindness
May 25, 2015
Reporting on their study with lab-grown human cells, researchers at The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland say that blocking a second blood vessel growth protein, along with one that is already well-known, ...
Ophthalmologist claims Ocumetics Bionic Lens to revolutionize vision correction
May 25, 2015 report
(Medical Xpress)—British Columbia optometrist, inventor and CEO of Ocumetics Technology Corp, Dr Garth Webb is claiming in meetings with the press that his new Ocumetics Bionic Lens is set to revolutionize vision correction. ...
Study points way forward for retinal disease gene therapy
May 03, 2015
Gene therapy for Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), an inherited disorder that causes vision loss starting in childhood, improved patients' eyesight and the sensitivity of the retina within weeks of treatment. Both of these ...
Photovoltaic retinal implant could restore functional sight, researchers say
Apr 28, 2015
A team led by Stanford University researchers has developed a wireless retinal implant that they say could restore vision five times better than existing devices.