News tagged with retinal degeneration

Bionic eyes offering better sight to blind

A brighter ray of hope is on the horizon for the blind, as scientists improve electronic hardware that creates sight - making it possible, they predict, to read printed text, recognize faces and lead normal, independent lives.

Feb 15, 2015
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Restoring vision to the blind

Scientists have long known that species such as amphibians and fish can regenerate retinal cells—so why can't mammals? This and related questions are the premise for the third report from the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation ...

Jan 07, 2015
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Grape-enriched diet supports eye health

New research presented this week at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology conference in Orlando, Florida suggests that regular grape consumption may play a role in eye health by protecting the retina from ...

May 29, 2014
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A cup of coffee a day may keep retinal damage away

(Medical Xpress)—Coffee drinkers, rejoice! Aside from java's energy jolt, food scientists say you may reap another health benefit from a daily cup of joe: prevention of deteriorating eyesight and possible blindness from ...

Apr 30, 2014
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